Presenting a paper at The 5th Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association

mirandaI will be presenting a paper called Borne through the body: the Internet as lived experience and the Desiring-machine for the Fifth Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association at the State Library of Victoria at 2:45pm on Friday 4th July. The conference features some amazing keynote speakers; I am particularly looking forward to seeing Lyn Hejinian’s keynote The Sneeze: Oversignification in the Zone of Encounter and Chris Kraus’ keynote about Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark.

My paper will apply cultural theory to how we negotiate the internet in our art and will focus on the work of Miranda July, who is an artist I really admire.

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Here is a part of the abstract:

Where does the hand end and the mouse begin? The near-inevitable incorporation of the internet into our creative processes has become embedded into the rhizomes of lived experiences that house our art. Applying the ideas behind Deleuze and Guattari’s Desiring-machine to the relationships between the internet and creative practice, this paper examines the use of the internet for creating, the use of the non-internet for creating and the use of the internet for non-creating.





Registration is available here and a draft program is here. I am looking forward to seeing the program fleshed out to find out more about the sessions.