International Conference "Play, Masks and Make-believe: Ritual Representations"

 Conference CFP


  09 Dec through 10 Dec 2023

CFP Deadline:

  05 Nov 2023


  London/Online, United Kingdom

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Sponsoring organization:

  London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research


  Arts & Humanities - Art History


Event description:

Through the centuries, humans have often shaped their social life by fictional moments and by taking part in fictional events: carnivals, representations, role plays, society plays, structured and semi-structured collective and singular moments where strictly coded contexts organize specific worlds and cultural dimensions. Play, in its wide acception and in its nature of artificial and coded mechanism, reflects historically the symbolic work by which human societies have elaborated, explained and organized the world. Play, fiction, representation and human performance are crucial moments in which categories such as reckoning, planning, ability, strategy, but also turbolence, improvisation, discard and change, are concerned. By organizing fictional moments, plays, rituals and collective experiences, humans bet on the meaning of their social groups. In play and representation, as liminal moments, social groups define relationships, roles, functions and identities. Inside representatio... Read more

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