Visual Cultures As Recollection

Andrews, Jorella G., ed. 2013. Visual Cultures As Recollection. Berlin: Sternberg Press. ISBN 9783943365405 [Edited Book]

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Book co-authored by Astrid Schmetterling and Lynn Turner.

Memory has become a major preoccupation in the humanities in recent decades, be it individual and collective memory, cultural and national memory, or traumatic memory and the ethics of its representation. More recently, concepts such as “transcultural memory,” “connective memory,” and “multidirectional memory” have been developed in order to think about the ways in which memory is now structured by the global and digital circulation of events across time and space, as well as across social, geographical, and political borders. Additionally, political upheavals around the world have been accompanied by questions about who or what should be memorialized, and who or what cannot be or is not represented. The evidentiary status of recollection, reproduction, and recording has been interrogated within quests to exert power or call for justice.
Drawing on these complex concerns, Astrid Schmetterling and Lynn Turner focus on distinct films—a series of short meditations on the September 11, 2001, attacks commissioned by Alain Brigand and collectively titled 11’09”01 – September 11 (2002), and Richard Linklater’s Tape (2001). Through the medium of these works they investigate contemporary questions regarding the ethics of recollection and memorialization within visual culture.

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Edited Book

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Visual Cultures as… series published by Sternberg Press:
Visual culture is a cross-disciplinary site of encounter for divergent perspectives, including competing attitudes toward the ethical status and ideological functioning of the visual itself. Each volume in this series investigates a single pertinent topic: two colleagues with shared interests—and differing points of view—examine their chosen subject in a particularized and probing manner. Within the format—two essays and a conversation—contents unfold in their own way with respect to their positions, polemics, and poetics. The series is edited by Jorella Andrews, professor in the Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Visual Cultures


September 2013

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21 Oct 2016 16:06

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11 Dec 2021 09:58


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