Moving Memory: Difficult Histories in Dialogue

Launch: Monday, June 6th, 1:30pm
Runs daily (excluding weekends), 10:30am-4:30pm
Until Wednesday, June 15th
Location: CaPSL/CEREV Lab, LB-671

Related Event: A Public-Panel-Relay
Time: Tuesday, June 7th, 1-2:30pm
Location: EV Atrium

How can you communicate different histories of violence in a shared space? “Moving Memory” is a collaborative multi-sited research exhibition about the Armenian and Roma genocides that proposes creative solutions to museological and scholarly conflicts around commemoration. The exhibit, a mix of performance and interactive digital media installations, will take place in the CaPSL (formerly CEREV) exhibition lab as well as opening up into a live conversational happening in the atrium of Concordia’s EV building. 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. The exhibit launches on June 6th, 2016 as part of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies conference being hosted by Concordia University and UQAM.

Hourig Attarian sets up her installation, “Threading a map, spinning life stories” (Photo credit: Shahrzad Arshadi):

Construction of Nadine Blumer’s installation, How Does a Monument Live?”:

Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence