Call for papers: Besides the Screen 2012, Goldsmiths College, London – deadline 7 September 2012

call for papers: Besides the Screen 2012. December 1 – 2, London, UK, Goldsmiths College, University of London, Workshops/Performances: Deckspace Media Lab, November 27 – 30 2012

Following the success of the event organized in 2010, Goldsmiths College hosts a new edition of the interdisciplinary conference for all forms of cinema that exist beside and between screens. Besides the Screen attempts to understand the continuing transformation of audiovisual media practices. The conference’s ever-expanding constellation of topics revolves around techniques of projection, the centrality of marginal processes, and the manifold systems of movie storage and transmission (as well as their possible materialities). This second edition will take on a particularly reflexive character, reconfiguring traditional objects while exploring side-by-side theoretical and practical methods of academic research. In this spirit, a two-day seminar will be coupled with week-long workshops taking place at the media lab. During these workshops, participants will experiment with media art ‘hacking’ practices on moving images, as well as explore open video and active archiving methods. To propose a paper for the seminar, a workshop for the media lab, or an AV performance, submit your abstract (250-400 words) along with a short bio (100 words) to