Call for Papers
PIND 14, 30 septembre 2017
FGO Barbara, 1 rue de Fleury, 75018 Paris
Organisers : Camilla Cavicchi, Luc Robène, Marine Schütz and Solveig Serre
“Draw me a punk”
This fourteenth one-day conference is part of the PIND (Punk is not dead: pour une histoire de la scène punk en France (1976-2016)) research project, funded by the CESR, THALIM and the ANR (National Research Agency).
Despite the fact that punk musicians always prided themselves on their anarchic approach to their output, the use of recurring codes, signs and motifs in both musical and visual works helped produce a singular and cohesive aesthetic. This one-day conference aims to explore the part played by images and aesthetic practices in the construction of a punk world, by revealing the parallels between sound and image.
The art of drawing and more generally graphic arts are an important lens of analysis of the homologies which exist between music, art and aesthetics. From 1976 onwards, it was within the field of graphic arts that a whole range of artefacts were produced – album covers, fanzines, posters, record or cassette sleeve notes, tattoos, dress style – which shaped punk iconography. Drawing is both a central, essential practice – the foundation on which works of art and art theory are built – and one which is underemphasised and marginalised – because of its association with outsider art, children’s cartoons, etc. Drawing is a space where the boundaries between high and low, legitimate and illegitimate culture are blurred; it is conducive to the stimulation of empowerment.
The aim of this conference devoted to punk culture and aesthetics is thus to examine this hypothetical structural coherence in the light of artistic practices and through an iconographic approach. To what extent does punk signal both a rejection of established forms and the reappropriation and détournement of historical sources as a mode of resistance and transgression? If we define visual culture as the study of all the images which are ignored in the field of art history, what space is to be given to visual culture and cultural studies, which consider the question of power when analysing collective attitudes?
This one-day conference hopes to make use of the methodologies of those fields, along with the tools provided by art history, because, when applied to images and practices, they enable us to uncover social implications and to reassess the importance of what has been forgotten or brushed aside.
Proposals are to be sent to the following addresses before 1st September : firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com
Call for Papers