Performance = just archive
Performance is that which disappears?
! – Performance is not that which disappears, but an act of remaining and a ritual act (Schneider 103).
? – If performance ‘becomes itself through disappearance’, what is its essence while it exists (Schneider 104)?
Birns: performance is not an end, but a means- unpredicted
! – Ralph Lemon says that “any reckoning with past events must be traumatic and incomplete” (Birns 22)
?- The United States, compared to many European or even South American countries, is a very young country. As the US adds years to its history, will the nature of ritualizing the past change? Is this technique universal?