CCA hosted symposium and screenings: Out of the Past, Into the Present: Reframing Heritage through Art Practice

Kosmala, K. (Chair), Scott, D. (Member of programme committee), Grace, A. (Speaker), McGeechan, P. (Speaker), Jeffery, G. (Speaker), Ilona Koscieja (Invited speaker), Cahoime Henron (Invited speaker), Joshua McGeechan (Speaker), Gordon Doherty (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Description

There is a growing interest in heritage activism aimed at the production and dissemination of alternative understandings of the present and visions of the past to the dominant historical narrative. One of the key functions that the past performs, through its uses in heritage, is a production of a sense of belonging and identity construction through the representation of a place or an event (Ashworth et al, 2007) . The audio-visual value of cultural heritage and its artistic representation is thus increasingly important, giving rise to new ways of interpreting heritage in a digital age. New constructed knowledge, questioning and subverting the common sense, fills the gaps in what is missing. Such attempts also stimulate shifts in memory archives, envisioning alternative futures, rewriting the past while reframing the present.
In an iconic film noir Out of the Past, the story revolves around a man who tries to break with his past and his weaknesses to start all over again with a new life. Yet his old life reaches out and pulls him back. The UWS symposium chaired by Katarzyna Kosmala features the new moving image works by Caoimhe Hernon, Gordon Doherty, Ilona Koscieja and Tony Grace, new sound works by Joshua McGeechan, Graham Jeffery and Ben Parry
Period6 Mar 2019
Event typeConference
LocationGlasgow , United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • heritage
  • activism
  • arts research
  • art production
  • gender
  • community
  • place