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Place as a remembering process

May 2011 

A performance lecture with Katja Hilevaara about making and breaking images in Utrecht, the Netherlands (PSi#17 international conference, Camillo 2.0) Giulio Camillo's Theatre of Memory can be seen as the epitome of a place that remembers, storing all knowledge in the form of images, for the individual spectator to engage with. We discussed his concept along with the writings of cultural geographer Doreen Massey, who defines place as a 'throwntogetherness', a process that is contested and ever-changing. While drawing on these ideas we presented a staged dialogue that articulated and questioned our own working process and aesthetic. We experimented with the dialogue format to demonstrate our practice in speech. With words. With images in plastic cups, that we evoked and then took apart.

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