*** IN ORDER TO PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES, THE CONFERENCE WILL BE BIMODAL, HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTRÉAL AND VIA ZOOM ***

The members of the Arts and Media conference organization of the Université de Montréal are pleased to present this 10th edition, entitled Poetics of Nature: Creation, Destruction and Transformation in Art Practice.

Considering the contemporaneity of the theme as well as the aesthetic, ethical, poetic, political, historical, scientific, social and feminist stakes raised by the notion of Nature, the proposed communications can be inscribed in one or more of the following axes, without being circumscribed to them:

  • Theory of Nature: redefining the paradigms of creation, Nature as a medium of creation and transformation, ontology of the camera in the face of wild space, documentary writing, etc.
  • Relationship to Nature: ecology, ecofeminism, esotericism, urbanism and land-use planning, ecosystems and societies, animism, contemporary issues of nature 2.0, nature and corporeality, etc.
  • Creation and destruction of Nature: cosmogony, cyclicity, renewal, chaos, recourse to poetry, aesthetization, copying Nature, uses of the organic in the plastic arts, practice of the arts and artists' residences in a natural environment, poems of Nature, etc.
  • Exceeding Nature: virtual universe, perfection, hybridization, between human and non-human, body and its constraints, reconstitution in the practice of video games, transhumanism, natures dominated by fiction, ecological utopias, etc.

Modalities for submissions and selection of contributions: 

We invite undergraduate and graduate students as well as professors, lecturers, researchers, and museum, cinema and video game professionals, of any disciplinary horizon, to submit a communication proposal in French or English before June 30, 2022. Papers (300 words max.) should be submitted by email to the following address: artsmedias.udem@gmail.com  

You may also ask any questions about the symposium using the same address. 


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