CfP Memory ^ sentiment ^ body ^ space ^object: Dialogues across and between dance and art

Memory ^ sentiment ^ body ^ space ^object:

Dialogues across and between dance and art


An interdisciplinary symposium that emerged from Body Space Object Roundtables at the School of Art and Design at Coventry University.


Convenors: Imogen Racz, Sarah Whatley and Emma Meehan


Date: Friday 15th May 10-6 ICE Building, Coventry University Technology Park, Parkside, CV1 2NE


This symposium will consider how performative and material practices have articulated the embodied nature of memory and sentiment in relation to objects and space. Where is the common ground between dance and visual art?  Does this common ground create a radical space for new thinking, making, performing and writing?  How can the different ideas and practices of dance and art add richness to an understanding of memory, sentiment, body, space and object?


Contributions are invited that respond to these questions and address but are not limited to the following themes:


  • Hand and digital
  • Materials and making
  • Memory and loss
  • Displaced meaning
  • The body and autobiography
  • Moving image and the haptic
  • Dyspraxia and disorientation
  • Translocality
  • Virtual and augmented spaces
  • The intersection of mind and body in acts of dwelling
  • Permeability and porosity in arts practice


Format for submissions

Paper presentations are limited to 20 minutes.  Short performance sharings and other formats may also be possible such as shorter provocations and round tables.


In your proposal please include the following:


Names of presenters and organisational/institutional affiliation(s) if any

Technical, space and duration requirements

Biography (max 200 words)

Title of presentation, paper, workshop, performance

500 word abstract/description

Bibliography (optional)
The deadline for submission of proposals is 10th of January 2015.
Proposals should be emailed to Emma Meehan at


Guest speakers will be confirmed closer to the event and will be drawn from international practitioners and researchers in the field.


Registration for the event will cost £20 concession/£30 full price.