CFP/Submissions: SPECIAL ISSUE ON Things That Move: The Material World of Tourism and

From H-Material Culture:


SPECIAL ISSUE ON Things That Move: The Material World of Tourism and Travel
/seconds - - is an online publishing and curation project reflecting contemporary art and its research. Initiated and edited by Derek Horton and Peter Lewis, /seconds is designed by Graham Hibbert, has an international editorial and advisory board of academics, artists and curators.

/seconds is published every three months and comprises text (including creative as well as academic writing), visual material (including moving image) and sound-based work. The content, format and style of /seconds locates it in a hybrid territory between academic research, curatorial strategies and contemporary art practices.

Issue 06, to be published in July 2007, will be a collaboration with The Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change to mark the international conference: Things That Move: The Material World of Tourism and Travel(Leeds, UK, on the 19th to 23rd July) - go to:

We welcome submissions in visual form, text and sound which critique and challenge the relationships between tourism, travel and objects. Themes in which we are interested include:

* Desire and envy in the world of tourist souvenirs;
* Emphemerality of tourist sites;
* Conjectures of place / dislocation through hotel lobbies and airports;
* Angst and ambiguity in the objects of travel;
* Fear of deckchairs;
* Travelling without things;
* Worlds through sunglasses;
* Indulgence in the materials of the foreign;
* Textures of and in travel.

PLEASE SEND ANY MATERIAL TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SUBMISSION, OR ANY OTHER QUERIES, BY EMAIL TO (NOT to the submissions address found on the '/seconds' site).


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