The theme for VIS issue 12 is ”Contemporary Ar(t)chaeology: A dead-alive of Artistic Re-search and History”. Editors are Behzad Khosravi Noori and Magnus Bärtås. The call is open between 27 September and 30 November 2023.
VIS OPEN CALL #12
The call for VIS issue 12 is open! Submit your exposition proposal latest on 30 November 2023.
VIS ISSUE 12, THEME: CONTEMPORARY AR(T)CHAEOLOGY: A DEAD-ALIVE OF ARTISTIC RE-SEARCH AND HISTORY
The 12th issue of VIS extends an invitation to artistic practitioners from all fields with an interest in historiography. We're seeking explorations into the methodologies, reinterpretations, and re-examinations of our past. Through the lens of contemporary Ar(t)chaeology — a melding of art with the essence of archaeology — we aim to show how artistic research can propose an alternative methodology which can challenge established historical narratives and present the possibilities of reimagining the past.
The past, filled with countless stories and events, isn't just a static background; it's alive, connecting with our present and influencing our future. Artistic exploration has the capacity to reveal hidden fragments of history, emerging from the shadows of conventional understanding.
Though the past might seem still, it's full of life— a "dead-alive" entity that comes alive in our present, shaping the trajectories of our futures. This revival isn’t just about the grand events or the dominant narratives, it's equally about the micro-stories – these stories that, for one reason or another, have been overshadowed and hidden in our collective consciousness. Thus, our approach to history should be similar to hospitality: welcoming these marginalised narratives, allowing them their rightful space in the tapestry of time, and recognising that they, too, shape our understanding of the world.
For VIS #12, we are seeking exposition proposals that explore the methodologies, reinterpretations, and re-examinations of our past.
Editors are Behzad Khosravi Noori and Magnus Bärtås. The call is open between 27 September and 30 November 2023.
Exposition proposals can be in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, or English. Learn more about how to apply below.
HOW TO SUBMIT AN EXPOSITION
Find all details about submitting here: VIS submission and editorial process (external link).
To apply for the open call: create, design and submit an exposition (in draft) using the Research Catalogue (RC). You need to register a full account in RC. Note that this can take 1–2 working days. On the RC, click ”create exposition” and use the help offered in RC-guides, tutorials and RC-support. Submit your exposition to the VIS Portal Page in RC (in the menu, choose “Submit for review” and then choose the portal “VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research”, confirm by “Submit”).
You should consider your “exposition-draft” as only a proposal. You can leave notes within the draft that explain further developments and ideas. If your proposal is chosen by the Editorial Committee, you will be invited to further develop it into a complete exposition. The submitted full exposition will be peer-reviewed. You will have about 4-5 months for further development, editing and peer-reviewing before publication in VIS Journal.
The Editorial Committee selects seven contributions to each issue of VIS.
Note. Due to the large number of submissions received in response to the initial call and submission deadline, the Editorial Committee is unfortunately not able to give detailed review feedback to rejected submissions.
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CHECKLIST FOR SUBMISSIONS
- Once you have chosen an editor type in the Research Catalogue, you will be asked to fill in information about your exposition. You need to fill in: Title (title of the exposition), Abstract (summary that briefly explains what your exposition is about, Copyright (your first and last name), Language (exposition language), Affiliation (university/organisation, or the city/country you are studying/working in), Keywords (add keywords describing your research and artistic field). External link is optional, it could be a link to your website/portfolio.
- Once in the editing tool, describe the outline of the artistic research, how the artistic research will be exposed and how the exposition will make use of Research Catalogue as a publishing platform. It is recommended that the exposition-draft is developed beyond a text-only abstract to give examples of how and what media will be incorporated. You can add content such as text, images, audio, video, slideshows and pdf’s.
- Include a CV with contact details in the exposition.
- Submissions may be made in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and English.
- Your exposition should not have been published previously. If only certain parts of the exposition have been published, this is acceptable. Please describe in the submission how and when partial previous publication has taken place.
- Copyright issues: be sure that you have taken care of any ownership/rights issues pertaining to any material that you add to your exposition.
We also strongly recommend you to consider the following:
- Use Chicago style for references.
- Be sure that the links are working; external links should be opened in a new window
- Test the exposition in different browsers
Authors need to use the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND (read more) for the exposition. Content within the exposition, such as certain video, audio, images and text, can – if necessary – have another CC license.
VIS does not pay authors for their work on the expositions. Peer-review and publication are fully covered by VIS, and are free of charge for participating authors.
THE EDITORIAL COMMITTEE OF VIS CONSIDERS THE FOLLOWING WHEN SELECTING EXPOSITIONS
- How well the exposition proposal relates to the theme of the issue of VIS
- The general quality and relevance of the artistic research
- Whether the exposition takes place within artistic practices and contributes to further research
- Whether the exposition contributes to insight, knowledge and awareness of methods, ethics and context in artistic processes
- Whether the exposition proposal is conceived for the benefit both of those within the field and those beyond the sphere of artistic research.
HOW TO USE RESEARCH CATALOGUE
The RC functions as a platform for the dissemination of self-published content as well as peer-reviewed publications. The RC hosts a number of journals and institutional publications that are peer-reviewed.
To be able to participate in VIS, you need to register an account in Research Catalogue (RC). Peer-Reviewers register a "basic account" to be able to participate in the review-process. Authors need to register a "full account" to be able to create expositions. RC is free of charge.
Learn how to create expositions with the RC-guides. Some institutions that are portal partners in RC gives lessons in how to use the publishing tool. Portal partners in RC can be found here. When you have a registered account in RC you are able to share your exposition with different contributors.
Once you have an upgraded membership ("full account") in the Research Catalogue, there will be a "Create exposition" button on your profile page. When you click on the button, select "Editor type". Choose between graphical, block or text based. There are three types of editors with different ways to create an exposition. Choosing an editor.
Once you have chosen the editor, you will be asked to fill in brief facts about your exposition in step 1 and create the exposition itself in step 2. Below you will find instructions.
VIS holds an open call for every issue. 7 expositions will be selected by the Editorial Committee. As described above, all expositions are created in the database Research Catalogue.
If your submission is selected for consideration by the Editorial Committee, it will first go through an editorial review-process, then an external peer-reviewer will be chosen to evaluate it. The peer-review will take approx. 2 months; the review process will be partly dialogue-based so that it may be collaborative and developmental as well as evaluative. After peer-reviewing, you will have the opportunity to carry out further work on the exposition and you will get in copy- edited before submitting it for publication. Learn more about VIS peer-review-process.
Read more about the peer-review-process: VIS – the Editorial Process.
ARE YOU A POTENTIAL PEER-REVIEWER?
VIS is interested in exploring new ideas for the process of peer-review in artistic research. Models that combine rigorous scrutiny of work with a collaborative and developmental process are of particular interest to the Committee.
As a peer reviewer for VIS, you will be an expert in your own field and have a solid knowledge of what artistic research means. It is a great advantage if you are experienced with the exposition format in the database Research Catalogue or have peer-reviewed expositions and articles in experimental and unconventional formats.
Do you fit this profile and does the process of collaborative and developmental review appeal to you? If so, please send your expression of interest, accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae, to: firstname.lastname@example.org