Memory Response Project
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This project was first configured for my practice-led PhD, for which I produced five memory responses, which are documented and written about in my thesis. I also write about memory response in Experiencing Live: Liveness, Eventness, Nowness in the Arts, edited by Mathew Reason and Anja Lindelof, Routledge (2016).
Memory response is staged as a method of critique, but not as a critique that judges, assesses, interprets, defines or confines the work. Instead, its aim is to elaborate the work, embellishing and reaching past it, augmenting what is already there. It foregrounds the process of performance and its effects and affects in the world by continuing where the performance left off. Memory response is a set of rules which aim to foster and draw attention to the creativity inherent in remembering. In responding to the memory of performance, it constructs a framework within which another performative act is encouraged, making possible and visible the process of creation.