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CFP: WS Special Issue: Art and Music in Documentary




The art of the documentary has been explored at some length in documentary studies. John Grierson famously defined the documentary as the “creative treatment of actuality.” Less, however, has been written about the relationship between documentary and the arts, the impact of documentary on art and artists and vice-versa. The diversity of issues related to representation and interpretation, and the challenges involved in the representation of one medium by another, complicates the discursive spaces of production of art, music and documentary. From the early debates around fidelity and dynamism to the more contemporary ones around interactivity and performativity, the relationship between art, music and documentary is a rich terrain for exploration.

This special issue of Wide Screen attempts to address this dynamic relationship between the two and hopes to include in its scope documentaries related to music, performance, photography, painting, dance, architecture, folk and cultural forms, kitsch, experimental video, installation art and exhibition practices. We hope to include in this issue, documentaries on art and music in the international context and within frameworks of ideological, narrative and cultural production analyses.

We invite essays, articles, interviews, film and book reviews on this theme. They could include but are not limited to the following:

  • Documentaries on particular artists
  • Documentaries on particular artworks Folk art and artists
  • Art online
  • Installations
  • Experimental Video
  • Feminist Video Art
  • Representational Challenges involved in depicting art and dance on film
  • Spatiality, Architecture, Documentary
  • Documentary and Photography
  • Musical history
  • Musical narratives
  • Reconstructions and live recordings of musical events
  • Documentary essays on musical genres
  • Portraits of musicians
  • The Use of Music in Documentary

    Deadline for paper submission: Jan 5 2011.
    Papers can be submitted at: http://widescreenjournal.org/index.php/journal/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions
    or emailed to: hariharan.veena@gmail.com
    Author guidelines, copyright notice and other information can be accessed at: http://widescreenjournal.org/index.php/journal/about/submissions


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