The call for submissions for Issue 3 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted! We will publish in the spring.
Issue 3: Experimental Folklore focuses on the connection between new media practices and folkloric interpretation. Digital scholarly publishing and new media are becoming a more integral part of mainstream educational practice, which ART/E/FACT has embraced from its inception. For our third issue we would like to invite artists, social scientists, folklorists and educators to submit essays, photos, soundscapes or films of their own that engage and challenge the digital storytelling form and artistic interpretations of folkloric practices. Ideal submissions should employ new media practices to reveal connections between ritual, music, oral history and cultural custom, while exploring the possibilities of scholarship beyond the printed medium.
Any submissions, questions or comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
An academic resource and series of events in London, ART/E/FACT is designed to be a forum for artists and anthropologists to use their own mediums to approach the space wherein anthropology and the arts intersect.
ART/E/FACT has been inspired by artists such as Chris Marker, Les Blank, Maya Deren, Jean Rouch and Robert Gardner – all of whom have challenged the boundaries of an artistic representation of folkloristic themes. Though varied, these artists all share a mutual interest in the process of storytelling and cultural exchange.