A discourse on the necessity (of methodological self-repositioning during exploratory research into) an Archive.Opening or closing?
Only some memories become History: only some memories contribute to creating the official, recognized, authoritative, transparent, and shared memory that is the Past
[...*] Who are we, here and now, as we look, seek, talk about these memories and archives – these memories and these futures?
[...*] What does it mean to open up, interrogate and perform an archive today? To what extent is the archive still useful today, in an age in which the proliferation of archives seems to erase the possibility of memory itself (where memory means here an active practice that is future-oriented)? Interrogating the nature of the archive means facing the issue of memory as a broad, complex question. It means challenging and questioning the need for memory reservoirs, and the procedure through which these are built....
Discorso sulla necessità (della pratica metodologica del riposizionamento nella ricerca esplorativa) di un archivio. Aprire e/o chiudere
Una interrogazione sul senso dell’archivio è in senso più vasto e più sottile un discorso sulla memoria a tutti i livelli.