The ELO-Electronic Literature Organization organized its 2017 Conference, Festival and Exhibits, from July 18-22, in Porto, Portugal.

Titled «Electronic Literature: Affiliations, Communities, Translations», ELO'17 welcomed dialogues and untold histories of electronic literature, providing a space for discussion about what exchanges, negotiations, and movements we can track in the field of electronic literature. The three threads (Affiliations, Communities, Translations) weaved through the Conference, Festival and Exhibits, structuring dialogue, debate, performances, presentations, and exhibits. The threads were meant as provocations, enabling constraints, and aimed at forming a diagram of electronic literature today and expanding awareness of the history and diversity of the field. Our goal was to contribute to displacing and re-situating accepted views and histories of electronic literature, in order to construct a larger and more expansive field, to map discontinuous textual relations across histories and forms, and to create productive and poetic apparatuses from unexpected combinations. More info @ https://conference.eliterature.org/


The exhibits (https://conference.eliterature.org/2017/exhibits), curated by Portuguese researchers (https://conference.eliterature.org/2017/curators), were freely available to the general public in the following venues and dates: Palacete dos Viscondes de Balsemão (Praça de Carlos Alberto 71, +351 22 339 3480). Exhibit "Affiliations" open 10:00 - 19:30. Reception/Guided Tour July 19, 18:30 | Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória (R. de São Bento da Vitória 37, +351 22 330 1900). Exhibits "Communities" and "Translations" open 15:00 - 19:00. Receptions/Guided Tours July 19 and 20, 18:30.


The three exhibits responded to the three threads of the Conference (Affiliations, Communities, Translations), and ended up including several works available in this Digital Archive.


Download the Book of Abstracts and Catalogs (Conference, Festival, Exhibits), Edited by Rui Torres [PDF, 5.2MB, 770 pages]