When the present comes to get you

Goodall, Jane (2010) When the present comes to get you. In: After the event: new perspectives on art history. Rethinking Art's Histories. Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 227-239. ISBN 9780719081736


Jane Goodall, in 'When the present comes to get you: proposes that our conception of memories as belonging to the past may be a category mistake, since we are never so present as at those times when a memory is seeded or when it re-emerges. The most potent memories stop time, forcing past events back into the present as experience that refuses to stop happening; this is especially the case with memories of violence. Violence, Goodall suggests, is 'when the present comes to get you: This, rather than the treatment of violence as image and spectacle, is a feature of much recent art, revealing a new cultural maturity in the way artists portray the experience of violent events.

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Additional Information: Chapter 18. These essays are developed from papers initially presented at the Biennale of Sydney 2006 symposia.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Mass Communication
Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 05:44
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2016 03:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: art; trauma; memory; art history
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190101 Art Criticism
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220299 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19110

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