Noise of the Past: Spatial Interruptions of War, Nation, and Memory

Puwar, Nirmal. 2011. Noise of the Past: Spatial Interruptions of War, Nation, and Memory. The Senses and Society, 6(3), pp. 325-345. ISSN 1745-8927 [Article]

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This article layers current ways of contesting the linkage of war, memory, and nation making through post-colonial bodies and ambivalences of allegiance. It senses creative productive possibilities for inviting a different occupation of space, one that allows for an altered imagination of how we hear and experience hitherto erased pasts, in the context of the move to encounter difference from within post-imperial nations today. Working from the Noise of the Past project, it offers a case for how a call-and-response methodology can be activated – to creatively, through co-production, call out, in public, to the residual narratives of consecrated sites of memory and performative rites of remembrance, by setting them into play with disavowed sounds, documents and images, to deliver “new situations.”

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30 Oct 2013 10:49

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