A Public-Panel-Relay (Moving Memory: Difficult Histories in Dialogue)
An experiment in moving memory, this live event bridges public and academic space to re-imagine knowledge exchange, creation and impact.
Around the globe the planning of large-scale memorial-museum projects concerned with violent histories are frequently marred by conflict, omission, and competitions of victimhood. This problem also extends to scholarship on genocide and memory. “Moving Memory: difficult histories in dialogue” is a collaborative multi-sited research exhibition about the Armenian and Roma genocides that proposes creative solutions to these museological and scholarly conflicts around commemoration.
The public-panel-relay extends the exhibit in the CEREV gallery (see June 6th) beyond the limited space of the gallery. This unique form opens “Moving Memory” into a conversational happening with conference participants and passers-by, as well as with partner academic and arts-based institutions in Armenia via live-web streaming and remote public response. By literally moving memory, this project interlinks physical, discursive, and digital spaces of representation, catalyzing the movement of ideas and historical narratives locally and transnationally, and prompting audiences to think through histories of violence in relation to, rather than in opposition to one another.