This October Margot Bouman will be giving a paper in Vienna, Austria at Space RE:solutions: Intervention and Research in Visual Culture. Marking ten years of Visual Culture Studies at Vienna University of Technology, this conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in the dynamics between emergent spatial phenomena and new modes of theoretical inquiry. Professor Bouman’s paper, The Mise en Abyme Effect, will consider how the fantasy produced by visual narratives using mise en abyme both draws attention to itself and embodies the ideal form of an argumentative structure. Her two examples are the visual discourse produced by the 2010 South Africa World Cup, and the case for war on Iraq made to the UN Security Council in 2003 by then-US Secretary of State, Colin Powell.
For more information on the conference visit: http://www.kunst.tuwien.ac.at/conference.htm