Mnemoscape

Came across another interesting looking website, this time for an online research platform called Mnemoscape, a collaboration between Elisa Adami and Alessandra Ferrini.

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The contemporary art panorama is characterized by an increasing obsession with the past and the physical objects in which it materializes: monuments, ruins, archives, old photographs, found-footage, abandoned items, obsolete technologies, debris and trash of interrupted lives. Historiographical turn, ruin aesthetic, archival impulse, are some of the labels which have been coined to define the new trend. Mnemoscape intervenes in this scenario and acts as a map, a tool to chart an ever-expanding and ever-changing, almost ungraspable territory: the contemporary landscape of memory.

Mnemoscape is an online research platform dedicated to contemporary art practices exploring issues of memory, history and the archival impulse. The website has some fascinating interviews with artist and curators, lots of imagery, and details of events and film screenings.

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At the end of next month, ARCHIVES FOR THE FUTURE is an Art and Visual Culture Conference taking place at the University of Westminster, (in London on 29 March 2014). The conference is organised by Mnemoscape with the support of the University of Westminster, the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture and The International Association for Visual Culture. May have to try and get there, some intriguing sounding papers in the programme.