Critical Costume Conference and Exhibition 2020 + Costume Agency Workshop # 5, 6 and 7

Dear Critical Costume 2020 Costume Agency participants and audience, 

Update April 21st 2020

Due to the current situation with the coronavirus, Critical Costume 2020 in Oslo this August will be hosted in a new format, as a digital/online eventConference will consist of library of pre-recorded videos, series of working group discussions on Zoom live, and a series of live panel discussions. The exhibition will continue as an online exhibition. The workshops will be postponed to Summer 2021 because they require participants’ physical presence. 

NOTE: The participation in this new format for CC2020 will be for free.

CONFERENCE

Video Library

  • All already accepted presentations (paper presentations and flash talks) will be video recorded by presenters and published by CC2020 in a free access online video library. 
  • Length of presentations is limited to originally planned and accepted: 15 minutes for paper presentations and 8 minutes for flash talks.
  • Please note that these videos can be creative. (You can record yourself speaking but for instance you can also edit a video from existing or recorded footage, record your presentation with performers present, or in the performance space etc.) But mainly make sure the video is clear and watchable. If you need assistance with the recording, the team can record it for you via zoom. Please write to us if you are unsure of the form of the video.
  • These videos need to be available for viewing online before the conference starts. Exact information for how to upload will be sent directly to presenters. Please write if you have technical problems recording or uploading. 
  • Please note that this library will be permanent and open to wide public for free.
  • If you are a selected presenter and for some reason you cannot take part, please let us know as soon as possible. 
  • Timeline: 

May 15th: Presenters send updated title, abstract (we are counting that they might vary because of the change of form of presentations) bio, and three key words 

August 1st: The deadline to send the final version of the videos 

August 1st till 8th: Costume Agency team will upload and prepare the Video Library

August 8th: Video Library will open

Working Group Discussions

  • Working Groups (8 people by group; 1,5 hour) will discuss live different topics always around 2-3 paper presentations or flash talks. These discussions will be moderated 
  • Discussions are open also to people that are not presenting in video library or exhibition. 
  • You must watch the specific video presentation connected to the working group before joining the group. In the group we will do only the discussion part and not the presenting. 
  • The Working Group Discussions will be held live online on zoom on Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August 2020 
  • Unfortunately, one participant can take part only in one discussion due to limited number of discussions/places. Participation in the working group will be reserved on ‘first come, first served’ basis. Please include a ranked list of 5 groups of preference so we can accommodate you.  Please notice what time would be suitable for you, according to what time zone you are within. You will be informed about which working group you got into by June 26th
  • Timeline: 

June 10th: Announcement of Working Group topics + moderators and times

June 16th 01.00 am CET till June 18th at 11.59 pm CET: Registration open

June 26th: Notice of accepted/ decline for Working Groups

August 14th: Zoom links to the zoom-meeting will be send out

August 21st till 23rd: Working Groups will take place

Panel discussions

  • 4 curated online Panel Discussions on specific topics related to the agency of costume design and costume designers.
  • Once a month in September, October, November and December 2020 live screening.
  • Also recorded and published in the video library.
  • Exact topics, participants and dates/times to be announced later.
  • Timeline: 

September 1st: Themes and speakers will be announced. Links to screening will be published. 

VIRTUAL EXHIBITON

  • Online exhibition of already accepted participants/art pieces.
  • Open from Friday 21st 2020, permanently.
  • Exhibition curator Yuka Oyama will be in touch with the artists directly.
  • If you are a selected exhibitor, and for some reason you cannot take part, please let us know as soon as possible. 
  • Timeline: 

Communicating with exhibiting artists for new works / altering the current works: week 20

Production of web: June

Soft launch: Mid July

Launch: August 21st 2020

WORKSHOPS

  • Are postponed till August 2021
  • All already accepted participants will be re-invited (waiting list is also still valid) 
  • If you are a selected workshop participant, and for some reason you cannot take part, please let us know as soon as possible. 
  • Timeline: 
  • By June 30th 2020: Exact dates, deadlines and other details for workshops will follow 

Take care and stay safe!

CC2020 Team, April 21st 2020

Christina Lindgren, Sodja Lotker, CC2020 Convenors 

Yuka Oyama, Organizer and Co-curator of CC2020 Exhibition

Camilla Svingen, Conference Manager

Sofia Pantouvaki, Chair of Critical Costume

April 6th 2020 Update on the current situation in relation to the corona virus

Dear Critical Costume 2020 Costume Agency participants and audience, 

Due to the current situation with the coronavirus, Critical Costume 2020 in Oslo this August will be hosted in a new format, as a digital/online event. The conference will take place on the same dates as planned; August Friday 21st till Sunday 23rd 2020. Here is some information on the updated plans:

The conference will be digital, consisting of three parts: 

1) video library of paper presentations and flash talks (pre-recorded)

2) a series of working group meeting/discussions on Zoom (live online)

3) a series of panel discussions (live online)

The exhibition will continue as an online exhibition. 

The workshops will be postponed to Summer 2021 because they require participants’ physical presence. See more about conference, exhibition and the workshops below.

NOTE: The participation in this new format for CC2020 will be for free.

We are finalising our plans, timelines and technologies. We will announce detailed information with a timeline on April 21th.

CONFERENCE

Video Library

  • All already accepted presentations (Paper presentations and Flash talks) will be video recorded by presenters and published by CC2020 in a free access online video library.
  • Length of presentations will be as originally planned and accepted: 15 minutes for Paper Presentations and 8 minutes for Flash Talks.
  • Please note that these videos can be creative. We will send exact deadlines and other details for submission of videos soon. For now the participants can start planning the content and form of the videos.
  • These videos will be available for viewing online before the conference starts
  • This library will be easy to navigate, permanent and open to wide public for free.
  • If the speakers will meet technical challenges to record or to send the talk, they will be assisted by a technical team of Critical Costume 2020

Working Group Discussions

  • Working Groups (8 people by group) will discuss topics and specific questions related to the topics covered by the paper presentations and flash talks, with a moderator  
  • The Working Group Discussions will be held live online on Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd, August 2020 (exact times tbc)
  • The online platform will be Zoom 
  • Open also to people that are not presenting in video library
  • We will publish exact topics, times, moderators and ways how to reserve your place soon. For now, please reserve the dates in your diaries.

Panel discussions

  • Four (4) curated online Panel Discussions on specific topics related to the agency of costume design/(-ers) 
  • Live screening, but also recorded and published in the video library
  • Once a month in September, October, November and December 2020
  • Exact topics, participants and dates/times to be announced soon.

VIRTUAL EXHBITON

  • Online exhibition of already accepted participants/art pieces
  • Online from Friday 21st 2020, permanently
  • Exhibition manager, Yuka Oyama, will be in touch with the artists directly

WORKSHOPS

  • Are postponed till August 2021
  • All already accepted participants will be re-invited
  • Exact dates, deadlines and other details will follow 

We have decided to continue with the conference and exhibition electronically/virtually this year for many reasons. One of them is that we want to continue the good work and thinking that has already happened around it. The blind peer review process and selection process had already taken place. Second, there will be many events postponed in the next months and many people will be very busy. Also, this crisis will probably be followed by economical crisis and many people might not be able to travel to join physically. Finally, we find it quite exciting that we might make an ecological way to do Critical Costume 2020: without travelling. 

We know that a conference is primarily a place to meet each other in person. For this reason, we have invented the online working groups that will supplement this aspect at least in part. 

On the positive note – we are excited to gain a long-term online video library that can be used in years to come by students and researchers. Another positive effect is that fact that the panel discussions from September until December 2020 will be curated as a second step following the conference, which might create a second process for reflections and in-depth discussions. 

We will be sending detailed information, including the updated timeline on April 21st. Please be patient now and give us some time to finish the detailed planning.

Take care and stay safe!

CC2020 Team, April 6th 2020

Christina Lindgren, Sodja Lotker, CC2020 Convenors 

Yuka Oyama, Organizer and Co-curator of CC2020 Exhibtion

Camilla Svingen, Conference Manager

Sofia Pantouvaki, Chair of Critical Costume

Critical Costume 2020 is planned to take place at Oslo National Academy of the Arts from Friday August 21st till Sunday 23rd 2020 + Costume Agency Workshop # 5, 6, and 7, is planned to take place from August 10th till 21st 2020. For open call, please view https://costumeagency.khio.no/?page_id=40

Update on the current situation in relation to the corona virus

Due to the situation of the Covid 19 virus and considering that Critical Costume 2020 is five months away, the team of Costume Agency and Critical Costume have decided to wait for another month following how the situation will evolve before making any changes to the plans for the event. At this point it seems that the situation is fluid so any attempt to plan in the long term is still unclear. The team will continue working on the preparation of the event towards the planned dates.

On April 15th we expect to have a clearer picture and we will publish updates regarding whether the event will need to be postponed.

Please follow the websites of www.costumeagency.khio.no and www.criticalcostume.com

Meanwhile, we encourage the selected conference speakers to further develop their papers and the workshop participants to develop their plans for the workshops with the dancers/actors.

For persons that need a confirmation of participation in order to apply for support to travel or in order to apply for visa, we will process these consecutively. Please contact us regarding this. 

For questions, please contact us at criticalcostume2020@gmail.com

Conference fee

The financial support provided by Norwegian Arts Council and Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education, enables us to offer a special fee for this edition of Critical Costume. 

Coffee/ tea, lunch and fruit, and conference material, will be included in the conference fee. Other costs for the conference is basically covered in the research program, with one except: Due to the situation with the virus, we have calculated a little buffer, in case we need to postpone the event. If the conference can take place in August, as planned, we will have the opportunity to set the final fee a little lower. 

The registration will open on April 15th 2020

The dates for the early bird registration is April 15th till May 15th 2020

Researchers & Artists institutionally supported:

Regular, Early bird 140 euro

Regular 150 euro

Independent Researchers & Artists:

Reduced, Early bird 100 euro

Reduced 110 euro

Students (incl. MA & PhD candidates):

Student, Early bird 100 euro

Student 110 euro

Dayprice: 50 euro

April 1, 2019
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