“Historicizing Interviews: A Mode of (Re)living and (Re)writing Memories of the Korean War through Documentary”
How can we write a history of the officially unsaid and the unsayable? My talk focuses on the case of the Korean War whose language of antagonism and ideological conflict remains very much alive in Korean society today. I will present parts of MemoRandom, my most recent documentary project based on inconsistent accounts of events during the war involving an alleged communist family, and examine the potential to simulate the perception/ production of historical knowledge through artful mediations of interviews. The project explores the allegorical dimension of interviews- ‘indicated’ stories of/by the individual-as a historiographical tool in documentary.
Friday Forum Fall 2016 Schedule:
Humanities 1 Room 202
A weekly interdisciplinary colloquium series for sharing graduate research across the humanities. Join us for light refreshments and weekly presentations by your fellow graduate students.
October 14th- Mikki Stelder, Feminist Studies and History of Consciousness
October 21st- Kali Rubaii, Anthropology
October 28th- Mitchell Winter, HAVC
November 4th- Hahkyung Darline Kim, Film and Digital Media
November 18th- Sophi Pappenheim, Literature
December 2nd- Nicole Vandermeer, History