Literary Nonfiction. Drama. Art. Film. Music. Performance Studies. Dance. Acting, Scenography. Pedagogy. INFINITE RECORD: ARCHIVE, MEMORY, PERFORMANCE documents an international artistic research project initiated by Norwegian Theatre Academy/Østfold University College and funded in part by the National Program for Artistic Research in Norway.The point of departure was set by three world-renowned artists-Arnold Dreyblatt, Louise Höjer, and Wen Hui-each of whom approach archival work from different artistic perspectives. Working in Fredrikstad, these artists were able to create a gravitational field extending beyond the boundaries of the art world and Norway.Various symposia, hosted by Norwegian Theatre Academy and the partner universities—Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel (Germany), and York St John University (UK)—brought together artists and academics with a common interest in these three artists and in the broad subjects of archive, memory, and performance.Within this book the reader will find essays, photographs, fiction, poetry, music, and other works of art documenting the project, its artistic productions, and the scholarship surrounding it. One will also encounter a complex project architecture, inviting the reader to get lost in the layers of INFINITE RECORD's reflective archival methods emerging from contrasting perspectives.
Karmenlara Ely & Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann, EditorsAuthor City: Fredrikstad NOR