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<nettime-ann> CFP: Determining Creative Practice.


CFP: Determining Creative Practice.

**Deadline extended 2 November 2009**


Determining Creative Practice

A practice-based research symposium
Wednesday December 2nd 2009
University of Bedfordshire, UK


Mike Stubbs, Filmmaker & Director, FACT
Dr Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield, Reader in Theory and Philosophy of Art,
University of Reading

The University of Bedfordshire, University of Derby & the Practice
Section of MeCCSA
present a one day practice-based symposium for media practitioners and

In the context of writing, reflecting and presenting practice-based
research what role do
notions of determinism play? Are the requirements of practice-based
research over-
determined? Is there space to consider the concept of pre determination
within creative

We welcome presentations of all forms of creative work, including films,
creative writing,
performance, sound and new media that address the following themes:

Is the core origin of creativity within the individual, society, or
something else?
Is the conscious processing of creating work just one part of the
creative story?
If proposals ‘determine’ how useful are they in a process of creative
discovery? What
alternative models exist?
If media practice is predetermined, what does this say about the
product, the practice,
and the practitioner? How does this relate to originality, creativity,
and progress?
What is the role of collaboration in questioning the self-determination
of the artist, or the
work of art?
What role does commissioning and pre-production play in determining a
To what extent do the institutional and commercial bodies that enable
and fund practice-
based research encourage the production of paratexts which predetermine
the nature and
scope of the practice and the context within which that practice can be

Creative presentations of 10 minutes followed by 10 minutes of
theoretical interpretation
/ reflection are encouraged.

The event is free and includes lunch and refreshments.

Please e-mail proposals of 300 words to both organisers by 2 November 2009.
Joanna Callaghan: joanna.calllaghan@beds.ac.uk
Dr Jason Lee:  J.Lee@derby.ac.uk

Further information:

This event is funded by the University of Bedfordshire, University of
Derby and MeCCSA,
the Media, Communication, and Cultural Studies Association.  It follows
on from the
symposium Circularity, Narrative and Aesthetic Translation held in April
2009 at the
University of Bedfordshire.
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