Politics of Memory: Documentary and Archive

Politics of Memory: Documentary and Archive

Galasso Scotini

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The anthology Politics of Memory aims to investigate the document as such, as an objective trace left by events, as material proof or the creation of reality - the strategies with which they transform a state of memory into state memory, those by means of which a historical removal is enacted, those, ultimately, in which there is an attempt to challenge permanent or temporary amnesia, opening up to the future.

The artists' contributions have been collected within the context of a cycle of conferences held between 2010 and 2013 and are represented here in a format aimed at highlighting their connections and common research perspectives. To this end, the volume is articulated in four sections and does not follow the chronological order of the conferences. The first section is dedicated to archival practices, the second to the memory of conflicts, the third to the documentary dispositive and the last to the representation of migration as a social practice and as the enactment of breaching boundaries.