Archives and Memory

Golnar Nabizadeh, Catriona Laird (Artist), Paul Long, Dima Saber

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Abstract

Archives can be thought of in many different ways – they may be photos, letters, diaries, official records, monuments, databases and other documents. But archives are also people’s memories, personal anecdotes, and shared histories and find expression through artworks that can re-inscribe the past in new and different ways.

This comic describes the story of a family forced to flee from their home to a new place. Their background is not fully defined, nor is it clear what happens to some of the characters the reader meets within the story. Such perilous journeys often mean that valued belongings and possessions must be left behind. What happens to their lives, their stories, and their archives in such circumstances?

Archives signal an end and beginning – by containing the past, they also gesture to the future – and to the unfolding of life in its many guises.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherUniVerse
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

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