Online Conference | Discovering Dalmatia VI

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on December 1, 2020

From the Exposition project website:

Discovering Dalmatia VI — Watching, Waiting: Empty Spaces and the Representation of Isolation
Online, 3–5 December 2020

This year, the annual Discovering Dalmatia conference will take place virtually, over the course of three days. Watching, Waiting: Empty Spaces and the Representation of Isolation is inspired by the Institute of Art History’s project Exposition [Ekspozicija]: Themes and Aspects of Croatian Photography from the 19th Century until Today, financed by the Croatian Science Foundation. It represents the sixth annual Discovering Dalmatia conference, a programme offering a week of events in scholarship and research.

Inspired by the current situation, this interdisciplinary conference will be dedicated to the history and theory of representing empty space through the media of photography, film, and other artistic practices. The conference is likewise open to the themes of empty spaces, isolation, and loneliness from the perspective of other scholarly disciplines.

In addition to the conference, and as part of this year’s Discovering Dalmatia, an exhibition curated by Joško Belamarić will be launched at the Split City Museum, entitled Split and Diocletian’s Palace in the Work of Danish Painter Johan Peter Kornbeck.

This year’s programme will conclude with an online presentation of the book Discovering Dalmatia: Dalmatia in Travelogues, Images, and Photographs, edited by Katrina O’Loughlin, Ana Šverko and Elke Katharina Wittich (Zagreb 2019), which brings together articles that emerged from earlier Discovering Dalmatia conferences.

Please join us via Zoom:
Thursday, 3 December 2020
Friday, 4 December 2020
Saturday, 5 December 2020

T H U R S D A Y ,  3  D E C E M B E R  2 0 2 0

9.00  Introduction by Sandra Križić Roban and Ana Šverko

9.15  Session 1
Moderated by Sandra Križić Roban
• Stuart Moore and Kayla Parker, Separation Anxiety: Filming the Nicosia Buffer Zone, with projection of the film, Father-land
• Isabelle Catucci, A Land of Collective Solitude
• Marina Milito and Maria Angélica da Silva, Visualizing Emptiness over Emptiness: Leaving Home in Pandemic Times (Maceió, Brazil)
• Cristina Moraru, Empty Spaces, Illuminated Minds: Towards a Time Withdrawn from the Capital
• Luca Nostri, Existential Topography: Photographs of Lugo During the Lockdown / 6–18 April 2020

11.45  Break

12.15  Session 2
Moderated by Lana Lovrenčić
• Anna Schober de Graaf, Occupying Empty Spaces: Political Protest and Public Solidarity in Times of Social Distancing
• Bec Rengel, The Empty Plinth and the Politics of Emptiness

F R I D A Y ,  4  D E C E M B E R  2 0 2 0

9.30  Session 3
Moderated by Lana Lovrenčić and Ana Šverko
• Elke Katharina Wittich, Silent Ruins
• Emily Burns, Emptying Paris: Edward Hopper in Paris, 1910 / 2020
• Marija Barović, Ston’s Voids
• Jessie Martin, Deconstructing Understandings of Emptiness: An Examination of Representations of Transitory Space and ‘Non-place’ in Photography
• Ruth Baumeister, The Power of Emptiness
• Dominik Lengyel and Catherine Toulouse, The Representation of Empty Spaces in Architecture

11.45  Break

12.35  Session 4
Moderated by Mirko Sardelić
• Asija Ismailovski, Empty Space as Artistic Strategy
• Marta Chiara Olimpia Nicosia, Species of Spaces, Species of Emptiness: Idleness and Boredom
• Anči Leburić and Laura John, Visualization as a Qualitative Procedure in the Representation of the Meanings of What We Are Researching in Space

S A T U R D A Y ,  5  D E C E M B E R  2 0 2 0

9.00  Session 5
Moderated by Mirko Sardelić
• Martin Kuhar and Stella Fatović-Ferenčić, Empty Spaces in Photographs of Public Health Remnants in Dalmatia
• Klaudija Sabo, Representations of Quarantine and Space in Visual Culture

9.45  Break

10.00  Session 6
Moderated by Liz Wells
• Catlin Langford, Staging Isolation: Images of Seclusion and Separation
• Tihana Rubić, Ethnographies of Waiting, Ethnographies of Emptiness: Time and Space through Photography
• Meg Wellington-Barratt, Hierarchy of History: Curation of Photography during the Covid-19 Lockdown Period

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