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Körper-Gedächtnis, Körper-Archiv. Der Körper als Dokument in künstlerischen Rekonstruktionspraktiken


Sajewska, Dorota (2016). Körper-Gedächtnis, Körper-Archiv. Der Körper als Dokument in künstlerischen Rekonstruktionspraktiken. In: Marszałek, Magdalena; Mersch, Dieter. Seien wir realistisch. Neue Realismen und Dokumentarismen in Philosophie und Kunst. Berlin / Zurich: Diaphanes, 339-366.

Abstract

Dorota Sajewska ponders the significance of the actor/performer's body in art which aims to mediate the experiences of the second and third generation after the Holocaust. Referencing such performance theorists as Peggy Phelan, José Esteban Muñoz, Rebecca Schneider, and Diana Taylor, she calls attention to the marginalization of work with the body in Western culture, which led to the removal of the body from the archive, and simultaneously from the field of impact on historical narrative and identity politics. Analyzing selected examples of contemporary practices in art (Bożena Keff, Artur Żmijewski, Theater Ramba Zamba), Sajewska demonstrates how, in evading controlled forms of recording and storing history and preserving what is marginal in a culture, the body stresses the partiality, frailty, and fragmentariness of memory and the relative nature of the historical narratives constructed on its basis.

Abstract

Dorota Sajewska ponders the significance of the actor/performer's body in art which aims to mediate the experiences of the second and third generation after the Holocaust. Referencing such performance theorists as Peggy Phelan, José Esteban Muñoz, Rebecca Schneider, and Diana Taylor, she calls attention to the marginalization of work with the body in Western culture, which led to the removal of the body from the archive, and simultaneously from the field of impact on historical narrative and identity politics. Analyzing selected examples of contemporary practices in art (Bożena Keff, Artur Żmijewski, Theater Ramba Zamba), Sajewska demonstrates how, in evading controlled forms of recording and storing history and preserving what is marginal in a culture, the body stresses the partiality, frailty, and fragmentariness of memory and the relative nature of the historical narratives constructed on its basis.

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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Slavonic Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
410 Linguistics
Language:German
Date:2016
Deposited On:16 Feb 2017 08:59
Last Modified:23 Nov 2017 21:57
Publisher:Diaphanes

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