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March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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"The Archive, Family History and Biographical Narratives: Framing a Holocaust Survivor's Story"

Larry Volk (I)

Thursday, March 09 - 2:00PM to 2:45PM
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Drawing upon the collected archive of ephemera and images that contribute to the histories of families and extended families has been a longstanding practice of artists. Frequently this becomes the impetus for making work that investigates and explores the many narratives within a family. The narrative of my mother's experience as a Holocaust survivor was uncovered in materials that lay dormant for years. Creating a body of work in this manner presents a challenge to inform the work, and move beyond the personal or nostalgic, such that it offers a larger significance to the audience.

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