CFP: Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence

The Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University organizes a two-day interdisciplinary conference with theoretical and artwork presentations under the theme of “Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence”, focusing on questions about the nature of the forbidden and the liminal as expressed in science and art.

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Since the beginning of time, taboo has traced the edges of experience. As with Icarus, whose excitement made him forget the restrictions of his man-made wings leading to his fall towards death, humans have always been regulated by a set of rules defining the borders of knowledge and experimentation. What constitutes the limits of the accepted, however, has to be read within the ethical horizons of a specific time frame. It is not uncommon that what seems outrageously transgressive in one moment, can eventually transcend to a commonplace practice.