Extended Deadline CMA Journal

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Call for Papers
December 31, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Fine Arts, Film and Film History, Music and Music History, Dance and History of Dance

We have Extended our Deadline for our Call for Papers for our Forthcoming Issue 4, Slowness

The Comaparitive Media Arts Journal (CMA Journal) welcomes graduate, postdoctoral and recent graduate submissions of scholarly research and essays, exhibition and book reviews, experimental and creative writing, and documentation of artworks in progress, all engaged in a lively thinking about the arts.


Faced with the rapid expansion and acceleration of late capitalism, slowness is touted as an alternative to reclaim time. Slow food, slow fashion, and other slow movements seek respite in a return time-intensive processes. Yet this kind of slowness is easily critiqued as a form of privilege hardly afforded to those living precariously. In economic terms, a slowing market is hardly a desirable alternative to accelerationism. How then might slowness be considered a viable, critical concept?

In On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary (2014), Lutz Koepnick defines slowness as an aesthetic strategy that reveals the present in all its manifoldness, as the co-presence of multiple temporalities or the compression of time compounded.  

If slowness activates an awareness of the multifoldness of our contemporary present, what else might it produce? How does slowness become generative?

We are seeking submissions that address slowness in visual, media or performing arts.  

Contributions may address, but are not limited to, the following:

-duration or endurance
-slowness as free luxury or luxurious slowness
-aesthetics of delay and hesitation
-slowness as compression: forms of folded, compound or multiplicity of time
-art of the aftermath
-slow or contemplative cinema
-slowness as a space of expectation, anticipation, deliberation
-performances of faith
-institutional performance and bureaucracy
-scales of time (anthropocene, deep time,etc)
-slow motion forms
-spaces of remembering and forgetting

Deadline December 31, 2017. Email inquiries to cma_journal@sfu.ca

Please see our submission guidelines for more details http://www.sfu.ca/cmajournal/submissions.html. 

Contact Info: 

Yani Kong

School for the Contemporary Arts

Simon Fraser University 

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