Lexicon for an Affective Archive

Giulia Palladini (Editor), Marco Pustianaz (Editor)

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To study an archive or archival materials is to engage in an affective and critical practice involved in the construction of memory. The Lexicon for an Affective Archive, edited by Giulia Palladini and Marco Pustianaz and published by Intellect/LADA (2017) is an international collection of these encounters, offering glimpses into the intimate relations developed in the process of finding, remembering, imagining, or creating an archive. Bringing together artistic and scholarly voices from a variety of fields, this volume proposes the idea of "affective archive" as a conceptual tool to interrogate an expanded notion of archive and its central role in the contemporary visual and performing arts. With contributions by: Alessandra Violi, Kateřina Šedá, Dorota Krakowska, Rabih Mroué, Claudia Castellucci Franz Anton Cramer, Elisabeth Lebovici, Bettina Knaup, Erik Göngrich, Zdenka Badovinac Annemarie Matzke, She She Pop, Tim Etchells, Paul Clarke, Małgorzata Szczęśniak, Małgorzata Dziewulska, Graeme Miller, Heidi & Rolf Abderhalden, Mapa Teatro, canecapovolto & Elisa Abela, Paola Di Cori, Joe Kelleher, Tina Campt Alina Marazzi, Paolo Vignolo Ann Cvetkovich, Antonia Baher & Karen Nathan.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherLive Art Development Agency and Intellect
Commissioning bodyNational Audiovisual Archive, Poland (NiNA)
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • archive
  • Affect
  • Memory
  • performance

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