"Documents Without Borders" is Docam'14 Theme
The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University will host the 11th annual conference of the Document Academy on Aug. 7-9, 2014.
The Document Academy is an international network of scholars, artists, and professionals in various fields who are interested in the exploration of the concept of the document as a resource for scholarly, artistic and professional work. The theme of DOCAM’14 is "Documents Without Borders."
Keynote speaker for this year's conference is Barbara Bickart from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, an interdisciplinary video artist whose work is project-based. Her projects are informed by the disciplines of media studies, performance and documentary practice and take the form of video installation, video performance and experimental documentary. Her address for DOCAM’14, titled “Monuments, Memory, and the Art of Found Choreography,” presents WHEN, an ongoing series of large-scale video installations that explores the histories of institutionalized violence that persists in our national landscape in the form of landmarks and monuments. It documents the pilgrimage of visitors to these sites, illuminating the resonance of the past through the found choreography of visitors in the present. The keynote presentation will include screenings of WHEN: Memphis, WHEN: Philadelphia, and WHEN: Kent State.