ELO 2013 “Chercher le texte” Commences in Paris

Logo for ELO2013 ConferenceELO is proud to announce the launch of the 2013 conference “Chercher le texte” in Paris, 24-27 September, 2013.   This marks the first international conference ELO has held, but the 5th conference since State of the Arts in 2002. The Paris conference features works from over 100 artists from 14 countries as well as a complete scholarly program of academic presentations.  Events begin Sept 23 with a meeting of the CELL (Consortium on Electronic Literature) group, a debate and performances at Centre Pompidou.

With Paris as its backdrop, the wide variety of events will be held at historic cites in the coeur of Western Europe’s artistic body, including BPI – Centre Pompidou, Labo BnF | François-Mitterrand, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD), and Le Cube – Centre de création numérique.

Conference partners include ELO, Le MIM, La Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), La Bibliothèque Publique d’Information (BPI), Le Cube – Centre de création, L’Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, DDDL (réseau européen de littérature – Digital Digital Digital Littérature), Le Laboratoire d’excellence des arts et médiations humaines (Labex Arts-H2H), Coalition Cyborg with thanks to MOTS-VOIR and the Swedish Arts Council.

The conference will also mark the change in leadership from outgoing President Nick Montfort to newly elected Dene Grigar, who will preside over the ELO Board of Directors meeting on Saturday.

Performances begin Monday September 23, 2013 at the Centre Pompidou at 7pm. You can find the entire program here. You can see descriptions of works that will be presented in the Performance Gallery.

In addition to the Performance Gallery, there are three primary exhibitions of works:

3 Exhibitions

  • “The digital literature from yesterday to tomorrow” Exhibition
    Location : Labo BNF | BNF François Mitterand
    Dates : September 24 to December 1, 2013
  • “Virtual Gallery” to be launched Sept 24, 2013.

Not in Paris?  Follow the happenings on the Chercher le texte Website site, ELO Conference Website, the Facebook Page,  and on Twitter @chercherletexte

Also, see Judy Malloy’s detailed and thoughtful overview of the conference on Narrabase.

Nolwenn Tréhondart

Organization Board
Philippe Bootz (Chair, MIM, curator)
Alexandra Saemmer (labex Arts-H2H, curator)
Lucile Haute (EnsAD, graphic communication)
Nolwenn Trehondart (labex Arts-H2H, editorial communication)
Odile Farge (Laboratoire Paragraphe, Web site)
Cécile Portier (BnF)
Aurélie Brun (Labo BnF)
Jérémie Desjardin (BPI)
Emmanuel Mahé (EnsAD)
Sandy Baldwin (ELO)
Scott Rettberg (ELO)
Hélène Bootz (scenography)
Colline Guinchard (signaling)
Douglas Duteil (computing)

Scientific Committee:

Joseph Tabbi (président, University of Illinois Chicago)
Bernadette Dufresne (Université Paris 8)
Bertrand Gervais (UQAM)
Davin Heckman ( Siena Heights University)
Manuel Portela (University of Coimbra)
Jessica Pressman (Yale University)
Arnaud Regnauld (Université Paris 8)
Scott Rettberg (University of Bergen)
Alexandra Saemmer (Université Paris 8)
Amelia Sanz (Complutense University Madrid)
Janez Strehovec (University of Ljubljana)
Rui Torres (Fernando Pessoa University Porto)
Marie-Hélène Tramus (Université Paris 8)

Artistic Committee
The artistic committee consists of:
Philippe Bootz (Chair)
Sandy Baldwin
Simon Biggs
Laura Borràs
Patrick Burgaud
J.R. Carpenter
Philippe Castellin
Luc Dall’armelina
Jerome Fletcher
Christine Genin
Lucile Haute
Emmanuel Mahé
Maria Mencia
Cécile Portier
Alexandra Saemmer
Rui Torres
Nolwenn Tréhondart