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ERIC Number: EJ1070863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1191-162X
Bomb Me: Trans/acting Subject into Object, an Installation for R.I. Simon and Angela Failler
Saklikar, Renée Sarojini
Canadian Social Studies, v47 n2 p79-87 2014
This installation is one of a series made and being made while the author writes a life-long poem chronicle, "thecanadaproject." The photographs were taken as the author sifted through her personal archive--a collection that is at once intimate and filled with fragments from a public repository: that of the bombing of an airplane in 1985, in which her aunt and uncle were passengers. The author began a process of writing about the bombing in 2009, and that process led her to the work of Angela Failler, and in conversation with her, to the ideas of R. I. Simon. The current photo series explores the idea of a "transactional space" where private grief meets public memory-history, as unsettled and ongoing--where objectification is toyed with, that which is inherent in record-keeping, in news gathering, and in all forms of representation.
University of Alberta. 347 Education South, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5, Canada. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Creative Works
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Language: English
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