Intersections & Counterpoints: Proceedings of Impact 7: An International Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Conference
1 Jan 2012
Monash University Publishing
This book provides a unique international overview of contemporary approaches to the printed image. It includes essays on traditional printmaking, photography, graphic design, drawing, film and digital media, animation and artists books by the world's leading practitioners and scholars. Intersections and Counterpoints will focus on the multiple identity of the print, exploring the cross-disciplinary nature of print-media internationally and in the context of the Asia-Pacific region. Print-media will be explored as a heterogeneous, diverse and all-pervading aspect of contemporary culture. Often located at the intersections of disciplines and media, it is also a powerful political vehicle, generating discourse and debate by virtue of its wide dissemination and ability to offer counterpoints to the norm. The book addresses practitioners, writers, critics, artists, theorists, and others working in the broad fields of print-related research. It aims to provide a platform in which practitioners and researchers can engage in a mutually productive exchange. Media discussed in the book includes but is not limited to: Printmaking; Photography; Graphic Design; Architecture; Drawing; The Artists Book; Text; Animation; Film and Digital Media; Jewellery and Metals; Glass, Ceramics and Textiles. The key themes of the book are: Print-media and political agency, activism, appropriation and sub-culture; Print and the influence of digital technologies and new media; The history and theory of the print, print-media and printmaking; Trace, document, index; Medium and materiality; Craft, making, mastery and process; Sustainability, reconstitution, and recycling; Globalization, national identities and the post- colonial perspective; Print-media and Indigeneity; The distribution of print-media: economies and sites of practice; Print-media in the domestic and everyday; The print as memorial, memory and trauma; Print media as a means to engage archives and the archival; Print-media and the artists book; The print and narrative; Print, film and animation; The print, text, semiotics and language; Paper architecture: the unbuilt in print-media. The book reflects on the activities of an international community of artists, writers and designers. The conference will bring indigenous, migrant, and regional voices to the fore, with a focus on cultural diversity, creative collaboration, the artists book, and communication in digital networks.