BLAST RADIUS asks: what happens when writing crosses the boundaries,
when new artistic forms, when text, when visual art, when music, when
filmmaking, when performance, when critical theory, when tongues, when
the graphic novel, when a poem, when a play, when experiments, when
concrete poetry, when literary collage, when performance scores, when
sound and visual poetry, when poet’s theater, when hyper-opera, when
conceptual writing, when theory-fiction, when electronic and multimedia
scripts, when live film narration, when ghostcatching, when cutting and
scratching, when installation, when supertitling, when a notepad, when
spirit-writing, when a soundbite, when a webpage, when black holes, when
a blog, when ritual, when protest, when a bio, when re-verb, when a
tag, when trance, when a confession, when a plea, when today, when the
blast, when its radius, when a mapping, when a happening, when event
horizon, when a joyous con-fusion, when texts and objects, when acts and
processes, when sites, when situations, when events, when &Now . . .
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals
for panels, presentations, collaborations, roundtables, performances,
actions, readings, screenings, and situations. Anyone can submit a
proposal; you do not need to be associated with an academic or any other
institution. We welcome submissions from visual artists, musicians, and
performers as well as from writers, and we strongly encourage proposals
from groups and individuals from populations normally underrepresented
at innovative, avant-garde, and experimental literary arts gatherings.
We encourage pieces that promote collaboration; perform interventions on
movements, timelines, canons and other gatekeepers of the status quo;
and/or focus on unsung, obscured or recently departed practitioners.
Some panels may be offered in Spanish with interpreters, depending on
the number of submissions for Spanish-language events.