Turning the Sun, Women's Conference

This is the neatest thing I have heard come to surface in a while-- Organized and posted by artist Krista Caballero at http://turningthesun.wordpress.com/

Mapping Meaning: A Holistic Approach Toward Human, Ecological & Technological Landscapes

Mapping Meaning invites women artists and scholars in all fields to participate in a unique summer conference in the Dixie National Forest at Red Canyon in Southern Utah.

This conference is inspired by a photograph from 1918 depicting an all-female survey crew. Over 5 days participants will share current research and engage in cross-discipline dialogue. All submissions for discussion topics will be considered. Suggested topics include:  technological landscapes and mapping; ecosophy: mental, social and environmental ecology; new approaches to environmental justice; and toward a sustainable human subjectivity. This conference aims to simulate innovative approaches to research and the environment through interdisciplinary exchange and the cultivating of potential collaborations. After the conference, Mapping Meaning will support the dissemination of participant’s projects via lectures, community discussions and art exhibitions.

The conference organizer is Krista Caballero, a multimedia artist who resides in California. She received her M.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University and recently attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work explores the technologies of land use and the potential of art to generate new relational and ecological landscapes. Her current project, Turning the Sun, is a video installation and a photographic series, which will address topics of this conference.

Unlike other conferences there is no fee to attend and all food and park fees for 5 days will be covered by the conference organizer. Participants are expected to cover personal travel expenses to/from Red Canyon, Utah.