ELO is proud to announce the launch of the 2013 conference “Chercher le texte” in Paris, 24-27 September, 2013. Â This marks the first international conference ELO has held, but the 5th conference since State of the Arts in 2002.Â The Paris conference features works from over 100 artists from 14 countries as well as a complete scholarly program of academic presentations. Â 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 â€“ Centre Pompidou, Labo BnF | FranÃ§ois-Mitterrand, Ã‰cole nationale supÃ©rieure des Arts DÃ©coratifs (EnsAD), and Le Cube â€“ Centre de crÃ©ation numÃ©rique.
Conference partners include ELO, Le MIM, La BibliothÃ¨que nationale de France (BnF), La BibliothÃ¨que Publique d’Information (BPI), Le Cube â€“ Centre de crÃ©ation, L’Ecole nationale supÃ©rieure des Arts DÃ©coratifs, DDDL (rÃ©seau europÃ©en de littÃ©rature â€“ Digital Digital Digital LittÃ©rature), Le Laboratoire dâ€™excellence des arts et mÃ©diations 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:
- “The digital literature from yesterday to tomorrow” Exhibition
Location : Labo BNF | BNF FranÃ§ois Mitterand
Dates : September 24 to December 1, 2013
- “Virtual Gallery” to be launched Sept 24, 2013.
Not in Paris? Â Follow the happenings on the Chercher le texte Website site, ELO Conference Website, the Facebook Page,Â Â and on Twitter @chercherletexte
Also, see Judy Malloy’s detailed and thoughtful overview of the conference on Narrabase.
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)
CÃ©cile Portier (BnF)
AurÃ©lie Brun (Labo BnF)
JÃ©rÃ©mie Desjardin (BPI)
Emmanuel MahÃ© (EnsAD)
Sandy Baldwin (ELO)
Scott Rettberg (ELO)
HÃ©lÃ¨ne Bootz (scenography)
Colline Guinchard (signaling)
Douglas Duteil (computing)
Joseph Tabbi (prÃ©sident, University of Illinois Chicago)
Bernadette Dufresne (UniversitÃ© Paris 8)
Bertrand Gervais (UQAM)
Davin Heckman ( Siena Heights University)
Manuel Portela (University of Coimbra)
Jessica Pressman (Yale University)
Arnaud Regnauld (UniversitÃ© Paris 8)
Scott Rettberg (University of Bergen)
Alexandra Saemmer (UniversitÃ© Paris 8)
Amelia Sanz (Complutense University Madrid)
Janez Strehovec (University of Ljubljana)
Rui Torres (Fernando Pessoa University Porto)
Marie-HÃ©lÃ¨ne Tramus (UniversitÃ© Paris 8)
The artistic committee consists of:
Philippe Bootz (Chair)
Laura BorrÃ s