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  • Memoria Rerum: Animated Materiality, Memory, and Amnesia.

Buchan, Suzanne, 2019, Book Section, Memoria Rerum: Animated Materiality, Memory, and Amnesia. In: van Gageldon, Maarten, Munteán, László and Shobeiri, Ali, (eds.) Animaiton anbd Memory. Palgrave Animation Series . Palgrave Macmillan, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-030-34887-8 (In Press)

Abstract or Description:

After establishing a theoretical framework from rhetoric, memory, film, and media studies, this chapter examines stop-motion films with implicit and explicit themes of memory, dream, and amnesia from the Quay Brothers and Hiraki Sawa. Phenomenological and heuristic approaches are developed for how these films function and demonstrate how animated objects present relational actants that interpret, reify, or represent dreamed or lost memory in a diegesis shared with human actors. Jane Bennett’s notion of “thing power” (2010) further underpins a discussion of how stop-motion animation can visually articulate intangible, invisible memory as memoria rerum—the memory of things.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography > W610 Moving Image Techniques
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography > W610 Moving Image Techniques > W614 Visual and Audio Effects
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography > W610 Moving Image Techniques > W615 Animation Techniques
School or Centre: School of Communication
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2020 16:54
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020 16:54
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4305
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