Wales on Film: Memory, Identity, Politics

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Bosward, Marc 2019. Wales on Film: Memory, Identity, Politics.
AuthorsBosward, Marc
TypeConference Presentation
Abstract

The paper will present a practice-based project that addresses the history of South Wales through the materials held at the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales. Informed by critical realism, the work investigates the capacity of collage methods in negotiating archive film to uncover marginalised aspects of the past that are obscured by dominant narratives.
Consistent with the fluid, plural conditions of memory and identity, the research regards archive footage as a site of malleable social meanings that are contingent on varying contexts of appropriation, recontextualisation and reception.
In contrast to conventional documentary representation, the practice is underpinned by the argument that alternate, experimental strategies that foreground layering, fragmentation and ambiguity are better suited to represent the complexities of history. The project asks if a deeper understanding of the past can be apprehended through the construction and mediation offered by the vocabularies of archive film and collage.

Keywordsanimation; Documentary; Experimental Film
Year2019
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/626079
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Publication dates11 May 2019
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Deposited08 Nov 2021, 10:54
Accepted11 Apr 2019
ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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