[Autom. eng. transl.] How to build the memory of the past? Is it possible to affirm that the media and, in particular, the audiovisual media have changed the social and cultural practices of memory? What channels does the word of the witness go through today? How have the performative acts of memorial bequests been transformed, since the transmission of personal memories is increasingly turning towards a transgenerational model? Privileging an anthropological-visual perspective, the volume tries to answer these questions starting from a survey of documentary images, in its multiple media transmigrations: from documentary to multimedia installations, from experimental cinema to online digital archives, from audiovisual museums to amateur movies. The research is based on the historical-theoretical reconstruction of the main contributions in the field of Memory Studies in relation to cinema studies and audiovisual media. Specifically, the text proposes the analysis of three documentary practices, capable of interpreting and attesting the new genealogical constructs and the most recent forms of memory inheritance: the found footage, made with private films; videotestimony; souvenir images shot in post-trauma locations.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] IMAGES OF MEMORY THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF MEMORY BETWEEN TESTIMONY, GENEALOGY, DOCUMENTARIES|
|Number of pages||318|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|