The Body as a Historiographic Writing Tool in ŽemAt’s Video Work “Imagining the Absence”

This paper, published in The Body: Out of time and Without a Place (Vilniaus Dailes Academijos Leidykla, 2016) looks critically at the role of the body as a mnemonic writing tool in a video work by Lithuanian artist group ŽemAt. The work, around 10 minutes in length, is a post-socialist piece that returns through spoken words and choreographed imagery to the early days of post-Soviet reform in Lithuania. This essay asks “how the body, the classical art of memory, and unprocessed histories like the one of Sąjūdis could be thought together”.

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