The reactivation of time

  • Reappropriating, restaging, revisioning, remediating: at the crossroad of the new millennium, reenactment has undoubtedly emerged as a key issue in the field of artistic production, in theoretical discourse, and in the socio-political sphere. Taking an ever larger distance from notions of historical revival and 'Living History', current reenactments call into question whether the present can unpack, embody, or disentangle the past. Accordingly, to reenact is to experience the past by reactivating either a particular cultural heritage or unexplored utopias. If to reenact means not to restore but to challenge the past, history is thus turned into a possible and perpetual becoming, a site for invention and renewal.

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Author:Cristina Baldacci, Clio Nicastro, Arianna Sforzini
Parent Title (English):Over and over and over again : reenactment strategies in contemporary arts and theory / ed. by Cristina Baldacci, Clio Nicastro, and Arianna Sforzini ; Cultural Inquiry ; 21
Publisher:ICI Press
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2022/04/07
Year of first Publication:2022
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/04/25
GND Keyword:Reenactment; Geschichte; Künste
Page Number:4
First Page:ix
Last Page:xii
Dewey Decimal Classification:7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 70 Künste / 700 Künste; Bildende und angewandte Kunst
8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / ICI Berlin
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0