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In the modern era, the archive — official or personal — has become the most significant means by which historical knowledge and memory are collected, stored, and recovered. The archive has thus emerged as a key site of inquiry in such fields as anthropology, critical theory, history, and, especially, recent art. Traces and testimonies of such events as World War II and ensuing conflicts, the emergence of the postcolonial era, and the fall of communism have each provoked a reconsideration of the authority given the archive — no longer viewed as a neutral, transparent site of record but as a contested subject and medium in itself.

This volume surveys the full diversity of our transformed theoretical and critical notions of the archive — as idea and as physical presence — from Freud's "mystic writing pad" to Derrida's "archive fever"; from Christian Boltanski's first autobiographical explorations of archival material in the 1960s to the practice of artists as various as Susan Hiller, Ilya Kabakov, Thomas Hirshhorn, Renée Green, and The Atlas Group in the present.

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Synopsis:

The significance of the archive in modernity and in contemporary art; writings by Sigmund Freud, Michel Foucault, Hal Foster, and others, and essays on the archival practice of such artists as Gerhard Richter, Christian Boltanski, Renée Green, and The Atlas Group.

Synopsis:

Interdisciplinary and global in scope,and#160;Performing Archives/Archives of Performanceand#160;investigates the relationship between live performance and recordings, bringing newandmdash;and productiveandmdash;tensions between permanence and ephemerality into relief. Advancing theoretical understandings and analyzing specific artworks, performances, and archives, the contributors formulate new ways of understanding history, memory, enactment, and intervention, offering major contributions to ongoing critical discussions on performance and its disappearance and reproduction.and#160;

Synopsis:

In the modern era, the archive--official or personal--has become the most significant means by which historical knowledge and memory are collected, stored, and recovered. The archive has thus emerged as a key site of inquiry in such fields as anthropology, critical theory, history, and, especially, recent art. Traces and testimonies of such events as World War II and ensuing conflicts, the emergence of the postcolonial era, and the fall of communism have each provoked a reconsideration of the authority given the archive--no longer viewed as a neutral, transparent site of record but as a contested subject and medium in itself.

About the Author

Charles Merewether is an art historian and writer on contemporary and postwar art who has taught at universities in the United States, Central and South America, and Australia. Collections Curator at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles from 1994 to 2004, he is Artistic Director and Curator for the 2006 Sydney Biennale.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Archive in Performance Studies

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Gunhild Borggreen and Rune Gade

and#160;

I: Ontologies

Archiving Legacies: Who Cares for Performance Remains?

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Heike Roms

Unpredictable Temporalities: The Body and Performance in (Art) History

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Amelia Jones

Unstable Archives: Languages and Myths of the Visible

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Julie Louise Bacon

This Way Brouwn: The Archiveandmdash;Present, Past, and Future

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Peter van der Meijden

andldquo;All This is Leftandrdquo;: Performing and Reperforming Archives of Khmer Rouge Violence

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Emma Willis

Living Archives as Interventions in Ea Solaandrsquo;s andldquo;Forgotten Fieldsandrdquo;

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Rivka Syd Eisner

Choreographic Archives: Towards an Ontology of Movement Images

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Rachel Fensham

Dance Encounters Online: Digital Archives and Performance

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Sarah Whatley

Performance, Again: Resuscitating the Repertoire

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Tracy C. Davis and Barnaby King

The Archive Is Here and Now: Reframing Political Events as Theatre

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Laura Luise Schultz

and#160;

II: Archives of Performance

Remembering Istanbul: What, How and For Whom? Canons and Archives in Contemporary Art Biennialization

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Malene Vest Hansen

Performing and Deforming the Family Archive

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Mette Sandbye

The Performative Uses of the Surveillance Archive in Manu Lukschandrsquo;s Works

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen

andldquo;Sombra Dolorosaandrdquo; (Guy Maddin, 2004): A Queer Archival Performance

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Margherita Sprio

andldquo;Undercoverandrdquo; by Hotel Pro Forma, Performing the National Archive: Staging Cultural Heritage at the Royal Library in Copenhagen

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Annelis Kuhlmann

Flexowriters, Punch Paper Poetry, and Ontological Gaps: What happened to the Unheard Avante-Gardes?

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Morten Sandoslash;ndergaard

Staging the Self (Transformations, Invasions, and Pushing Boundaries)

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Martha Wilson

Archives and the Performance of Becoming andldquo;Otherandrdquo;

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Catherine Bagnall

and#160;

III: Performing Archives

Performing the Archive: The Future of the Past

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Paul Clarke

Performing Histories: Archiving Practices of Rimini Protokoll and The Atlas Group

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Solveig Gade

Archives of Secrecy: Yoshiko Shimadaandrsquo;s Art Project andldquo;Bones in Tansuandmdash;Family Secretsandrdquo;

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Gunhild Borggreen

Labor of Love: Contesting Normative Urbanization in Marianna Jandoslash;rgensenandrsquo;s andldquo;love alleyandrdquo;

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Rune Gade

Escaping the Fortress of Memory: Archive Pathology in Lindsay Seersandrsquo;s Art

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Louise Wolthers

The Trouble with Straight Time: Disruptive Anachronisms in Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenzandrsquo;s andldquo;N.O. Bodyandrdquo;

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Mathias Danbolt

Un/archive

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Marco Pustianaz

and#160;

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Contributors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262633383
Author:
Merewether, Charles
Publisher:
MIT Press (MA)
Author:
Boltanski, Christian
Author:
Kabakov, Ilya
Author:
Ricoeur, Paul
Author:
Kiraly, Josif
Author:
Perreault, Jeanne
Author:
Green, Renee
Author:
Cummings, Neil
Author:
A
Author:
Buchloh, Benjamin H. D.
Author:
Gade, Rune
Author:
Agamben, Giorgio
Author:
Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty
Author:
Moeglin-Delcroix, Anne
Author:
lin Dan
Author:
Benjamin, Walter
Author:
Sekula, Allan
Author:
Hiller, Susan
Author:
Derrida, Jacques
Author:
C
Author:
Dan, C
Author:
Levin, Patricia
Author:
Tupitsyn, Margarita
Author:
Hirschhorn, Thomas
Author:
Raqs Media Collective
Author:
Atlas Group
Author:
Dittborn, Eugenio
Author:
Foucault, Michel
Author:
Broodthaers, Marcel
Author:
Foster, Hal
Author:
Zaatari, Akram
Author:
Salloum, Jayce
Author:
Freud, Sigmund
Author:
Warhol, Andy
Author:
Kujundzic, Dragan
Author:
Borggreen, Gundhild
Author:
Lewandowska, Marysia
Author:
Lin
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Museums
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Subject:
Archives
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
Museums -- Collection management.
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art The Archive
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 color plates
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 in

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Product details 208 pages Mit Press - English 9780262633383 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The significance of the archive in modernity and in contemporary art; writings by Sigmund Freud, Michel Foucault, Hal Foster, and others, and essays on the archival practice of such artists as Gerhard Richter, Christian Boltanski, Renée Green, and The Atlas Group.
"Synopsis" by ,
Interdisciplinary and global in scope,and#160;Performing Archives/Archives of Performanceand#160;investigates the relationship between live performance and recordings, bringing newandmdash;and productiveandmdash;tensions between permanence and ephemerality into relief. Advancing theoretical understandings and analyzing specific artworks, performances, and archives, the contributors formulate new ways of understanding history, memory, enactment, and intervention, offering major contributions to ongoing critical discussions on performance and its disappearance and reproduction.and#160;
"Synopsis" by , In the modern era, the archive--official or personal--has become the most significant means by which historical knowledge and memory are collected, stored, and recovered. The archive has thus emerged as a key site of inquiry in such fields as anthropology, critical theory, history, and, especially, recent art. Traces and testimonies of such events as World War II and ensuing conflicts, the emergence of the postcolonial era, and the fall of communism have each provoked a reconsideration of the authority given the archive--no longer viewed as a neutral, transparent site of record but as a contested subject and medium in itself.
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