TransX Transmission Art Symposium: Call for Papers, Presentations and Performances (Deadline: Jan. 31, 2013)

Dec 21, 2012 11:46 am
TransX Transmission Art Symposium
Call for Papers, Presentations and Performances
deadline January 31, 2013

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is pleased to announce the 2013 edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium
May 17-20, 2013

We are now inviting proposals for papers, presentations and performances

The TransX Transmission Art Symposium, part of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, will focus on Transmission Art, with particular interest in contributions that summarize, examine or reframe traditions and histories of transmission art practices, technology, education and pedagogy. Additionally, we are very interested in presentations that go beyond the local contingent to give a sense of how new technologies of international transmission activity might be experienced. Proposed presentations and performances that combine the themes of Transmission Art and “Sonic Geography” are also especially welcome!

Rooted in the earliest experiments with radio, Transmission Art has continued to flourish into the 21st Century with experiments using wireless communications technology over the past 100 years, including the exploration of a variety of mobile-based platforms and lesser-known forms of transmission, such as VLF. The terrain of transmission art is dynamic and fluid, always open to redefinition.

The symposium will take place in Toronto at the Wychwood Theatre and NAISA’s facilities at the Artscape Wychwood Barns, from 17-20 May 2013. As in preceding years, the symposium will include workshops, installations and performances also part of the annual the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art. At the heart of the symposium will be keynote lectures by Tetsuo Kogawa (via live-feed from Japan) and Anna Friz (Deep Wireless’ featured artist).

All symposium contributions will be webcast live, and text proceedings will be published after the symposium on the NAISA web-site. Please go to for specific guidelines on paper and performance submissions.

We look forward to seeing you, your colleagues, collaborators and students in Toronto in May!

Important Information
31 January Deadline for receipt of proposals @ 11:59 PM EST
1 March Notification of acceptance
17 May Symposium opening reception
17–18 May Deep Wireless Festival Performances
18–20 May Symposium sessions
19 May Symposium Performances

Symposium registration fees (General): $70
Symposium registration fees (Student): $40
(both rates include admission to all performances)

Questions and requests for further information can be directed to:
Nadene Thériault-Copeland -

Review Committee:
Anna Friz, post-doctoral fellow, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Galen Joseph-Hunter, Executive Director
Katie Kehoe, Maryland Institute College of Art
Dan Lander, Artist
Eric Leonardson, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Andra McCartney, Concordia University
David Ogborn, McMaster University
James Partaik, L’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Tetsuo Kogawa, Radioartist, Media Critic, Director of Goethe Archive Tokyo
Jocelyn Robert, Laval University
Jim Ruxton, Director of Programs, Subtle Technologies Festival
Don Sinclair, York University
Helen Thorington, Co-Director of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc
Gregory Whitehead, radio artist / co-editor of Wireless Imagination
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