By David Houston Jones
On the forefront of trauma and archival experiences, this well timed ebook engages with the new progress in visible initiatives that reply to the archive, focusing specifically on install artwork. It strains a line of argument from practitioners who explicitly depict the archive (Samuel Beckett, Christian Boltanski, paintings & Language, Walid Raad) to these whose fabrics and practices are archival (Miros?aw Ba?ka, Jean-Luc Godard, Silvia Kolbowski, Boltanski, Atom Egoyan). Jones considers specifically the frequent nostalgia for ‘archival’ media similar to analogue images and movie. He analyses the leading edge options in which such artefacts are included, interpreting 5 targeted forms of archival perform: the intermedial, testimonial, own, relational and monumentalist.
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Installation Art and the Practices of Archivalism (Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies) by David Houston Jones