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Archival recollecting: the unstable realm of the visible.

Bacon, Julie Louise (2013) Archival recollecting: the unstable realm of the visible. In: Gade, Rune and Borgreen, Gundhild, eds. Performing Archives/Archives of Performance. University of Copenhagen and Museum Tuscelanum Press, Copenhagen. ISBN 978-87-635-3750-6. (KAR id:31646)


The anthology Performing Archives/Archives of Performance consists of essays on the relationship between archives and performances. The anthology focuses on three key areas within the complex relationship between the archival and the performative, discussed within the theoretical framework of performance studies: Ontolgy; Performance; and Queering. The idea for the anthology began taking shape during the Performance Studies international (PSi) annual conference in Copenhagen 2008 entitled Interregnum: In Between States, where a number of academic and artistic performances addressed the issue of documentation and archiving. The topic of archives emerged not only in relation to performance art as such, but also within areas of ethnography, museum studies, and film production as well as broader issues regarding historical knowledge, local narratives, and identity politics. The anthology takes up the themes of the conference and expands on existing research on performance and archives. Notably, the publication addresses: aspects of cultural performance and acts of social remembering; the “archival impulse” to store and transmit; and seemingly oppositional relations between the stable and tangible materials of the archive and the ephemeral and embodied experience of performance.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Archiving, Performance, Cultural/Critical Theory, Contemporary Art, Art History
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums. Collectors and collecting
N Visual Arts > N Visual arts (General). For photography, see TR
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Julie Louise Bacon
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2012 15:10 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:09 UTC
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