Call for papers: Art & Sound, Leicester, UK – deadline 31 May 2015

Call for Papers: Art & Sound Symposium, 4 July 2015
Theme: ‘Place. Art. Life.’
Venue: Phoenix Square and Curve Theatre, Leicester.

The concept of ‘place’ is prominent across the arts and life in general. Place can be created or preserved. It encapsulates us, surrounding our daily lives and driving our philosophies of meaning and aesthetics.

Place can be manipulated, imagined and abstracted; yet, it continues to remain as a constant, often long after time has left it behind.

Art & Sound is a symposium series funded by De Montfort University Leicester, with a special focus on initiating discussion across disciplines and art forms, and between academics and practitioners. It aims to run bi-annually, each time taking a new theme and opening up discourse amongst a greater number of the arts, welcoming contributions from both the digital and fine arts.

As the first event in a series, we welcome papers from established and early-career researchers alike, focused on – but not restricted to – the presence and prevalence of ‘place’ in art and daily life. The deadline for the submissions of papers is: 31 May 2015.

Notification of results: 5 June 2015

To apply, please send a short abstract (c.200 words) and biography to info [at]

Professor Peter Stollery & Dr Suk-Jun Kim (University of Aberdeen) will be presenting keynotes at the event, discussing between them aspect of ‘preserving place’ and ‘body in place’. They will also be presenting a concert of work exploring place in the evening of the symposium.

The event will run over the course of one day on the 4th of July 2015, between 10am and 5pm, at Leicester’s Phoenix Square. A concert will also take place in the evening from 7pm at the Curve Theatre. Several key venues within Leicester’s Cultural Quarter will be used throughout the day. There will be no charge to attend the event, however transport, accommodation and costs are the responsibility of delegates. Details of registration will be made available soon.

For more information about the event, please contact: info [at]

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