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Atom Egoyan’s Remember. Vices and virtues of the memory systems

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Lior Zylberman

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) Centro de Estudios sobre Genocidio (UNTREF) Facultad de Arquiectura, Diseño y Urbanismo (Universidad de Buenos Aires), AR
About Lior

Doctor en Ciencias Sociales, Magister en Comunicación y Cultura, y Licenciado en Sociología (UBA). Es Investigador del CONICET, Investigador del Centro de Estudios sobre Genocidio (UNTREF) y Profesor Titular de Sociología en la carrera de Diseño de Imagen y Sonido (FADU, UBA). En esa casa de estudios también se desempeña como Director del Programa de Investigación en Diseño Audiovisual.

Forma parte de los equipos editoriales de la Revista Cine Documental, de la Revista de Estudios sobre Genocidio y de Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal. Ha escrito numerosos artículos y capítulos de libros en torno a las problemáticas de la memoria y la imagen, la representación de los genocidios y dictaduras como también sobre cultura visual; asimismo, ha participado exponiendo sus investigaciones en diversos congresos y reuniones científicas tanto a nivel nacional como internacional.

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Abstract

The extensive work of the Canadian-Armenian filmmaker Atom Egoyan has been characterized to addressing, among other topics, the ways in which we relate to the past and how our memory is mediated by various types of technology in the construction and conservation of our memories. In Remember (2015), his last feature film t to day, he returns to this topic aiming to represent the operation and the failures of  memory.

In the present essay, we will not carry out an aesthetic analysis but rather  focus on the form and modes in which the memory is represented in this film. For this purpose, we propose to study it from an inquiry into the memory systems to account for its multiple layers and characteristics, just as we will account for some “sins” that will allow us to analyze not only its distortions but also its ways of working. Finally we will give space to think the place of the imagination in our relations with the past.

How to Cite: Zylberman, L., (2017). Atom Egoyan’s Remember. Vices and virtues of the memory systems. Digithum. (20), p.None. DOI: http://doi.org/10.7238/d.v0i20.3090
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Published on 01 Jul 2017.
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