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Reworking the archive: the essay film as an intervention into cultural memory
Hamburg University, Germany.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0068-8063
2013 (English)In: Visible Evidence XX. International Conference on Documentary Film and Media, Stockholm, Sweden, August 18, 2013, 2013Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
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Abstract [en]

In its highly self-reflexive mode, questioning the notion of filmic images as ‘visible evidence’, the essay film is an epistemological tool for the study of visual politics. Therefore, it can offer useful insights into the mediatization of cultural memory. This paper will look at the use of the essay film by minoritized groups (Black, diasporic, feminist, queer), focussing on the remediations of archival footage. How can essay films be conceptualised as an emancipatory practice opening up discursive spaces for vernacular and alternative memories without lapsing into essentialism? Using Black British avant-garde filmmaking as an example, this paper examines filmic interventions into the visual archive. It outlines three practices of an anti-essentialist use of images defying notions of ‘truth’ and ‘authenticity’:  reworking the archive as a) ways of deconstructing hegenomic representation, b) as archaeological excavations into the archive, and c) as a mode of carving out discursive spaces for utopian visions.

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2013.
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film, documentary, essay film, archive
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Studies on Film
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Humanities, Film Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-48367OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-48367DiVA: diva2:883166
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Visible Evidence XX. International Conference on Documentary Film and Media, Stockholm, Sweden, August 18, 2013
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Ej belagd 160921

Available from: 2013-08-29 Created: 2015-12-16 Last updated: 2016-09-21Bibliographically approved

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