Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

1st Edition

Liedeke Plate, Anneke Smelik

Routledge
Published December 7, 2015
Reference - 244 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138642249 - CAT# Y227698
Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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Summary

This volume pursues a new line of research in cultural memory studies by understanding memory as a performative act in art and popular culture. The authors take their cue from the observation that art and popular culture enact memory and generate processes of memory. They do memory, and in this doing of memory new questions about the cultural dimensions of memory arise: How do art objects and artistic practices perform the past in the present? What is their relationship to the archive? Does the past speak in the performed past (or do we speak to it)? To what purpose do objects "recall"? And for whom do they recollect?

Here authors combine a methodological focus on memory as performance with a theoretical focus on art and popular culture as practices of remembrance. The essays in the book thus analyze what is at stake in the complex processes of remembering and forgetting, of recollecting and disremembering, of amnesia and anamnesis, that make up cultural memory.

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