Art and the 4th Dimension, International Symposium on Conceptions of Time, Space and Movement in Art, UT, 8-9 January, 2019

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Art and the 4th Dimension, International Symposium on Conceptions of Time, Space and Movement in Art, 8-9 January, 2019

Shahid Avini Hall, College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

ABOUT ART & THE 4th DIMENSION

Since the development of Non-Euclidean geometries and Albert Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity in 1905, the concept of higher dimensions, especially the fourth dimension became significant and helped inspire many artists of the twentieth century. Early Cubists, Surrealists, Futurists, and other artists took ideas from higher-dimensional mathematics and used them to advance alternative conceptions of time, space and movement in their work. For many, the fourth dimension is a complex concept that has come to represent “passing beyond the domain of practical certainty and of looking into the vast range of possibility.” (Charles Howard Hinton, 1884)

This symposium aims to elaborate important issues related to the different conceptions of TIME, SPACE and MOVEMENT in the arts. These primary concepts point towards other concepts such as REALITY, FORCE, FORMATION and the HIDDEN DIMENSIONS of art. All these concepts are open to interpretation, expansion and debate. The symposium is an interdisciplinary and international venue that brings together contributors from a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise. The two-day event will be divided into four sessions, each with its own speakers and panel of experts. Each session will have a theme related to one of the following subject areas: ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, VISUAL ARTS, PERFORMING ARTS & MUSIC. There will also be an exhibition of contributions from the call for papers. These contributions are not limited to papers or posters, but can also be audio-visual presentations, dynamic models or in any other medium that is relevant to the theme of the symposium.

SYMPOSIUM THEMES

ART AND DIFFERENT CONCEPTIONS OF:

- TIME

- SPACE

- MOVEMENT

- REALITY

- FORCE

- FORMATION

- HIDDEN DIMENSIONS

 

AS REPRESENTED IN:

- ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN

- INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

- VISUAL ARTS

- PERFORMING ARTS & MUSIC

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submit short papers between 2000-2500 words.

You can also submit your contributions in other formats, such as posters, audio-visual compositions, interactive models, installation art or any other medium that suits the theme of the symposium. For this kind of contribution, first submit a title, an image and a 100 word synopsis of your artwork to afd.sym@ut.ac.ir

The deadline for submissions is: 15th DECEMBER 2018

Decisions about paper acceptance will be available by JANUARY 2019.

The selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Certificates of participation will be granted to all those whose contributions are used in the symposium and the accompanying exhibition.

EXHIBITION

Interdisciplinary exhibition of mixed media submissions by participants in Negarkhaneh Tehran.

ORGANIZER

College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran

PARTNERS

Ministry of Science, Research and Technology   

Agence universitaire de la Francophonie

French Embassy in Iran

University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne

 University of Waterloo

 François Rabelais University 

 National School of Architecture Paris-Malaquais

 Namahn

 Concepto

FEES AND REGISTRATION

Fee is 100,000T - 50,000T for University of Tehran students.


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