Human Rights and the Arts
Police Aesthetics: Beyond Documentation
Deadline Expired on November 30, 2022Are you interested in the aesthetics of policing? Does the phrase provoke, perplex, disturb, or confuse you? Or does it correspond exactly to the research you are doing?
OSUN faculty members and graduate students are invited to participate in a two-day workshop on "Police Aesthetics: Beyond Documentation" on February 3-4, 2023, at the Center for Human Rights & the Arts (CHRA), Bard College Annandale. The workshop seeks to examine critically the aesthetic dimensions of policing. Not to celebrate or denounce, and certainly not to adopt policing as a topic for art history or philosophy, but to develop an analytic language that goes beyond documentation.
Led by scholars, activists, and artists, the workshop's activities will range from interactive lectures to movement exercises to screenings. Interdisciplinary and experimental, the event will focus on interventions that move beyond documentary strategies of representing policing, including its violence and the political struggles against it. Participants are invited to respond to these interventions and begin to construct new frameworks for analyzing the practice of policing and its representation.
Interested OSUN colleagues should submit a three-sentence statement of interest and a reference to one text, film, or artwork that could be included in a shared bibliography. Successful applicants will be notified by December 12th. Expenses for travel, lodging, and meals will be supported by CHRA.
Email submissions to [email protected] with the subject heading "Beyond Documentation 2023"
Deadline to submit is Wednesday, November 30
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