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Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Memory, Forgetting and the Moving Image

Authors: Albano, Caterina

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  • Bridges contemporary art (film/video and sound installation), neuropsychology and culture pointing to the synergies and insight that can be gained from this interdisciplinary approach for an understanding of individual and interpersonal, cultural and transcultural remembering Addresses topical issues concerning latency, amnesia, trauma, and interference as relevant to both individual, cultural and transcultural remembering, drawing attention to the impinging affective relevance of what is silenced or unremembered 
  • Examines how the moving image has acted and still acts as cultural referent for memory and forgetting through a discussion of contemporary artworks and the immersive memory-scapes that they create 
  • Considers the modern and contemporary conceptualization of memory and the theorization of forgetting and argues the centrality of forgetting for an understanding of memory and brings it to bear to today’s global memory practices
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Throughout this book we discover what our idea of memory would be without the moving image. This thought provoking analysis examines how the medium has informed modern and contemporary models of memory. The book examines the ways in which cinematic optic procedures inform an understanding of memory processes. Critical to the reciprocity of mind and screen is forgetting and the problematic that it inscribes into memory and its relation to contested histories. Through a consideration of artworks (film/video and sound installation) by artists whose practice has consistently engaged with issues surrounding memory, amnesia and trauma, the book brings to bear neuro-psychological insight and its implication with the moving image (as both image and sound) to a consideration of the global landscape of memory and the politics of memory that inform them. The artists featured include Kerry Tribe, Shona Illingworth, Bill Fontana, Lutz Becker, Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, Harun Faorcki, and Eyal Sivan.

About the authors

Caterina Albano is Reader in Visual Culture and Science at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK. Albano publishes, lectures and curates in the fields of art, cultural history and cultural theory, emotion and affect, memory and consciousness; and theory of curating. She is the author of Fear and Art in the Contemporary World (2012). 

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“In Memory, Forgetting and the Moving Image, Caterina Albano achieves a brilliant synthesis of memory theory, from Benjamin and Bergson to Deleuze and Derrida.  She breaks new ground in theorizing how the technologies of cinema and sound recording, as well as their combination in installation art, have allowed for innovations—both scientific and aesthetic—in the understanding of memory processes and representations.  She argues persuasively for an appreciation of the performative role of memory, and offers original insights into the role of forgetting and traumatic amnesia in the shaping of personal and social identities in the emergent culture(s) of globalization.  This is an invaluable contribution to memory studies.” (Inez Hedges, Professor of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Northeastern University and author of World Cinema and Cultural Memory)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 96,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-36587-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Memory, Forgetting and the Moving Image
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36588-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-36588-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36587-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 209
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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