Archival reenactement and the role of fiction : Walid Raad and the 'Atlas Group Archive'

  • The Atlas Group created a digital mixed-media archive of contemporary Lebanese history, made up of produced and found documents. These archives look immediately ambiguous: they don't collect historical documents; they actually contain visual artefacts created by the Lebanese artist Walid Raad. These digital mixed-media archives - partly accessible on the web but also physically exhibited and performed - are not intended to preserve the memory of the past, but they become indeed useful to actualize history by giving it back in the form of a historical fiction. What if archives should not deal with memory, but with amnesia? And what kind of historical temporality do they re-activate?

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Author:Roberta Agnese
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):2022/04/13
Year of first Publication:2022
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/05/09
Tag:Atlas Group. Archive; History; Memory
GND Keyword:Raad, Walid; Atlas Group; Archiv; Libanon; Geschichte
Page Number:8
First Page:92
Last Page:98
Dewey Decimal Classification:7 K├╝nste und Unterhaltung / 77 Fotografie, Computerkunst / 770 Fotografie, Video, Computerkunst
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