Monday, 14 December 2009


Opps, sorry about that! There was a minor technical hitch there. The internet has decided to deny me access via my machine, so I'm using Amy's. Which is fortunately present!

Tania de Fonte, in the intervening period, showed how different configurations of documents, artefacts and evidence can be formed into a picture, presenting certain interpretations as fact and how uncertain those in fact can be.

Paul Fitzpatrick's discussion of memorialisation, surrounding the collection of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington shows once more how the locale of artefacts determines the meanings and stories that we weave around them. Through the artefacts deposited at the memorial, the memories cease to be national, and become personal and painful expressions of loss.

No comments:

Post a Comment