Unit 5 Post 1 Isabel Nowak

Schneider:

!: I had never considered defining performance as that which vanishes. 

?: What does Schneider mean by retroaction? She defines archives as “social performance of retroaction.”

Important:

  • Flesh vs bone
  • Value of “original”
  • Death in disappearance and remains
  • Counter-memory

Birns:

!: WE have the power to construct the past. It isn’t static. It isn’t an archive. (Is claiming so a way to banish unpleasantness to another plain?)

?: What does Birns mean when he defines neutrality as neither unanimity nor transcendence?

Important:

  • Banality of the present
  • Memory-sites
  • Premature past
  • Art and the burden of history

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