01.25.2006

Call for Submissions — The Jrnal of Aesth and Protest

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Date/Time: 25/01/2006 12:00 am


The Jrnal of Aesth and Protest, in collaboration with freelance editor Colin Dickey, will be producing a unique book project whose topic is the aesthetics of failure. Below, please find this projects call for submissions.
Send all submission ideas to contact@journalofaestheticsandprotest.com or Colin Dickey at cdickey@nu.edu.
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1. submission call
2. Red States Journal update
3. Hurricane Katrina Art Auction (a Journal co-editor’s collaborative project)
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1. submission call
The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, in collaboration with freelance editor Colin Dickey, will be producing a unique book project whose topic is the aesthetics of failure. Below, please find this projects call for submissions.
Send all submission ideas to contact@journalofaestheticsandprotest.com or Colin Dickey at cdickey@nu.edu.
(Note; Colin wrote an amazing article in issue #3, “Metaphysics, Protest, and the Politics of Spectacular Failure.” http://www.joaap.org/new3/index.php?page=dickey)
FAILURE: IDEALISM AND HISTORY
Proposals are invited for a volume on the topic of failure, and its relationship to
idealism and history, to be published in conjunction with the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest (www.joap.org). We’re interested primarily in those historical and aesthetic failures which are a result of a powerful, if sometimes naïve, idealism, out of step with their own contexts. Either a result of the exhaustion of a moment and/or movement, pushed to its logical (or illogical) conclusion (such as the Children’s Crusades of 1212, or the Weather Underground), or the result of the utter misunderstanding of a historical moment (novelist Yukio Mishima’s attempt to re-ignite fascism in post-war Japan). The question of re-visiting these various cultural, historical, artistic moments is inevitably an exploration of the relationship between an act and its historical moment, and bringing that relationship into the present. While a success may seem to be something that determines the shape of history, failures on a colossal and spectacular scale are often those things that bring history, culture, and art most sharply into relief.
We’re looking for essays, interviews, fiction, poetry, visual explorations (e.g.,
photo-essays) or aesthetic experiments that deal with the topic of failure and its relationship to idealism and history. Possible topics include: failed utopias,
failure and tragedy, failed political movements (including Marxism), specific
literary or artistic works (such as Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans, The first truly original disaster of modernism), the failure of the Iraq war protests, various arguments on the failure of the avant-garde and/or modernism, specific theorists relationship to failure (e.g., Deleuze and Guattari, Hakim Bey, Derrida), technology and failure, the history of failure, failure and architecture, alternative psychology movements, failed public art (e.g., Tilted Arc).
Please send a 300 word abstract or description of the project, as a Word
attachment, to Colin Dickey, cdickey@nu.edu, by February 15, 2006. Notification for selected work will be February 28, 2006, and completed works will be due no later than June 1, 2006.
2. Red States Journal update—————————————–
We have recieved submissions from the great states of Idaho, Nebraska, Utah and Florida. They will soon be online at:

http://www.journalofaestheticsandprotest.org/projects/RSjournals/rsjournal.html

We are still looking for contact individuals to steward the journals on their trips
through the Red States.
To the artists, writers and citizens living in the Red States:
We, the Los Angeles California based Journal of Aesthetics and Protest would
like to hear your thoughts, ideas, reflections about the notion of living on
the conservative side of the “Divided States of America.”
Contribution ideas: narrative and/or critical writing, drawing,
psychogeographic maps, collages, song lyrics and whatever you think is
appropriate. Please be aware that others will be writing in this journal
after you.
We hope that when returned to Los Angeles, the Red State Journals will serve
as a small window into the life in your town.
If you have any questions or comments:
RSjournals@journalofaestheticsandprotest.org
3. Hurricane Katrina Art Auction—————————————–
Next week at Blum and Poe in Los Angeles, there is an art auction to benefit the
whole Katrina effort and the People’s Hurricane Releif Fund

http://www.neworleansartauction.org/

Peace, were out of here!!!

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