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Memory in the dead zone

Memory in the dead zone

Adil, Alev (2011) Memory in the dead zone. [Creative Performance or Reading]

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Moving between different pasts, between Cyprus and a host of unnamed cities, Memory in the Dead Zone is both a multimedia retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and autobiographical performance which explores memory and the performance of becoming Cypriot through poetry, myth, home movies, photographs, remembered songs, the imagined spaces of Cyprus on Youtube and the digital detritus of the 21st century.

Memory becomes opaque as the performance makes a story about the mediated evidence that summons memory, the faded images, the home movies marked by multiple translations from super 8 film to video to DVD, remixed pop songs and fragments of film from Cyprus in the 1960s and ‘70s.

Item Type: Creative Performance or Reading
Additional Information: [1] An archive of the elements of the performance of 'Memory in the Dead Zone' performed at Side Streets Cultural Centre, Nicosia - Cyprus on 1st April 2011, the Tate Britain on 4th November 2011 and the ARTos Foundation, again in Nicosia - Cyprus on 12th March 2012 can be found at []
Uncontrolled Keywords: poetry, performance, identity, memory, Cyprus
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Creative Writing, Poetry and Performing Arts Research Group
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:17

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