CfP RE:SOUND Sound, Media and Art – Theories, Histories, Practices.

Extended Call, Deadline: Nov. 10, 2018


The 8thInternational Conference in the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology.

Aalborg University, Denmark, August 20-23, 2019


The 8th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology – RE:SOUND – will be hosted by RELATE (Research Laboratory for Art and Technology), Aalborg University and will be held at the CREATE campus, Aalborg, Denmark, August 20-23, 2019 in partnership with the STRUER Sound Art Festival and CATCH – Center for Art & Tech in Elsinor.

RE:SOUND will host four days with 10 tracks of paper sessions, panels, workshops, practice-based interventions, exhibitions, performances, poster sessions, a PhD workshop and keynotes. The tracks were generated based on the first call for topics contextualized under the wide frame of media art history and sound. Each track has several smaller thematic sessions for submissions that are chaired by experts in the field.

Through the 10 tracks (listed below), RE:SOUND MAH2019 calls for proposals that revisit and (re)investigate, through a variety of prisms and on a multiplicity of trajectories, the ontologies and epistemologies of Media Art History as a field of practice and research. Moreover, there are also specific calls for proposals investigating sound in Media Art + theories + histories + practices.

Based on the first call for topics, the call is now open for individual submissions within the following tracks:

  1. Track: Resounding Media Art: Archaeologies, Indeterminate Textualities, and Possible Futures
  2. Track: Sounding Difference: Gender, Sound, and Technology
  3. Track: Sound and Voice: Art Practices and Politics
  4. Track: Art and Technology: Methodologies, Practices, Histories
  5. Track: Sound Art Curating. Critical Histories, Strategies and Practices
  6. Track: Sound within Bodies, Moist Media Practices, Environment and Life-World: Organisms, Geology and Ecological Niches
  7. Track: The Return of the Sonic Real
  8. Track: Archive, Archives, Archiving
  9. Track: General Topics
  10. Track: Matters in Flux – PhD Summer camp in collaboration with CATCH – Centre for Art and Tech


Upload your abstracts here: Deadline 1 November extended to 10. November, 2018.

Notification of acceptance will be announced by the end of December, 2018.

Individual proposals should consist of a 300-word abstract.

All submissions will be reviewed, double-blind, according to the highest international academic standards.

Submitters should also have ready to upload a short bio file (Word), no longer than ½ page per person. Please follow the instructions in the submission process.

Please note that there will be a conference fee payable by all participants and delegates of the conference. There will be four options, full delegate early bird and late; and delegate concession early bird and late (for PhD students and artists with affiliation).

It will be possible to apply for a small amount of fee waivers, which are mainly reserved for artists and researchers without affiliation or support (documentation needed), or who are participants in conference events. Deadline for applying for a fee waiver is 15 January 2019. You apply by sending an email to the conference chairs, containing a max. 300 words letter which clearly states your name and contact info, a short CV, and documentation. Expect notification 1 Feburary 2019.

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There will be a call for full papers for a special issue of the Seismograf Journal (, edited by Laura Beloff and Morten Søndergaard, camera ready papers, deadline 1 September 2019.

There will be other publication opportunities, TBA.

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The conference will be complemented by a variety of affiliated

events, including STRUER TRACKS – Urban Sound Art Festival, special talks in the B&O Lab, a special track of performances and workshops in the CREATE building, and a Ph.D. workshop at CATCH

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MAH2019 RESOUND Conference Main Chair: Morten SØNDERGAARD. Conference Co-Chair: Laura BELOFF


Conference Advisory Board:

Jens HAUSER, Jacob WAMBERG, Ryan NOLAN, Geoff COX, Tanya TOFT AG, Dieter DANIELS, Jan THOBEN, Jacob LUND, Camma Juel JEPSEN, Anne Kølbæk IVERSEN, Johanne LØGSTRUP, Jacob ERIKSEN (Sound Studies and Sonic Arts, Berlin University of the Arts), Felix GERLOFF, Sebastian SCHWESINGER, Gabriela Aceves SEPÚLVEDA, Luz Maria SANCHEZ CARDONA (UAM, Mexico), Trace REDDELL, Eduardo ABRANTES, Dr. Rahma KHAZAM, Falk HEINRICH, Elizabeth JOCHUM, Palle DAHLSTEDT, Daniel Cermak SASSENRATH, Magdalena ZDRODOWSKA, Jason van EYK, Liora BELFORD, Dolores STEINMAN, Michelle LEWIS-KING, Anna NACHER, Trace REDELL, Eduardo ABRANTES, Birgit Wandahl BUNDESEN, Anita JENSEN, Jakob JAKOBSEN, Dr. Rahma KHAZAM, Carlos ROSAS, Jeppe UGGERHØJ (Artistic Director House of Music, Aalborg), Jacob KREUTZFELT (Director, Struer Sound Festival), Majken OVERGAARD (Program Chair, CATCH), Florian WEIGL (Curator, V2, Rotterdam), Freya ZINOVIEFF and more tba.

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MediaArtHistory Board (Steering Committee):
Dr. Andreas BROECKMANN, Leuphana Universität, (DE); Dr. Andres BURBANO, Universidad de los Andes, (CO); Prof. Dr. Sean CUBITT, Goldsmiths University (UK); Prof. Dr. Oliver GRAU, Danube University Krems (AT); Prof. Dr. Inge HINTERWALDNER, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE); Prof. Erkki HUHTAMO, UCLA – University of California, LA (US); Machiko KUSAHARA, PhD, Waseda University, (JP); Prof. Dr. Katja KWASTEK, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL); Prof. Dr. Gunalan NADARAJAN, Ann Arbor Art and Design, University of Michigan (US); Prof. Dr. Chris SALTER, Concordia University and Hexagram, Montreal (CA); Prof. Dr. Paul THOMAS, University of New South Wales (AU)