Art and the Performance of Memory
Sounds and Gestures of Recollection
Edited by Richard Cándida Smith
Published November 29th 2011 by Routledge – 304 pages
This book investigates the role that the visual and performing arts play in our experience and understanding of the past. Expanding upon longstanding concerns in cultural history about the relation of text and image, the book highlights the distinction between enactive and cognitive memory and the implications of this for artists and their publics.