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The Same Impossible: Shared Subjectivities, Making Toward Disappearance, and Other Fugitive Becomings

Image-Maker Presentation

Saturday, November 04 - 9:10AM to 9:25AM
Lake Room, Granlibakken Conference Center

What might it mean to collaborate with someone who is no longer living?
Does a photograph exposed by one person and developed by another belong to one or both?
What are the ontological, visual, moral, and emotional lines (or grey areas) between collaboration and appropriation?
What amount of translucence or opacity elevates without exploiting the work and memory of the deceased in its translation and re-presentation at the hands of another?

Is preservation stronger in withholding, keeping close to the chest; or in sharing, dissemination, and living repertoire?
What spaces of awkwardness and sincerity can exist in the absorption or refusal of other people's pain, filtered away from its source?
What points of reference can bridge the personal and the collective?

How much can I hold through remembering? How much of You is sustained through what's left? How much can We know by looking?


Kristen Roles
Kristen Roles

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