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Open call for papers and artworks for next year’s Large Objects Moving Air conference

CRiSAP's Jennifer Lucy Allan and Matt Parker to host the 2018 event exploring “the materiality of air”

London College of Communication’s Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice centre has put out an open call for papers and new sound or audiovisual works to be presented at a conference early next year. Called Large Objects Moving Air, the 2018 conference is a one day event “exploring the presence, agency and materiality of air from the microscale to macroscale, through both literal and figurative interpretations”, say its two hosts, Wire contributor Jennifer Lucy Allan and Matt Parker, both of CRiSAP. “What comes to mind when one thinks about air?” they continue. “Air is everywhere and nowhere. It is a carrier of frequencies, energies, vibrations, toxins, pollutants and blast waves. It supports life and is a site of communication. It is clouds and The Cloud. Who owns it? Can it be owned? Who or what are the agents in the transmission and circulation of air? How does it circulate and what circulates within it?”

Laura Cannell has been commissioned to write and perform a new work for bass recorder at the event, which will take place on 8 January 2018. Deadline for open call submissions is 15 September. For more information go to CRiSAP’s website.