Audio Guides for the Holocaust: A Phenomenology of Memory

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Abstract / Description of output

The representation of complex historical, social and political stories through a creative output holds within it potential ethical and moral dilemmas. Additionally, working with archive materials as a resource means examining what is important to represent the experience of a culture or social group or major historical event, and what is important for the artist in the creation of an aesthetic experience.

The importance of aesthetics cannot be ignored because it is about how we hold the attention of the audience, make explicit the concept you are sharing, while allowing for the audiences own interpretation of the art work. This is quite different for archivists of museums whose responsibility is to present, in as factual a way as possible, the historical data as it has been collected. That’s not to say that there is no element of interpretation or curation of that data. For the archivist, the material can be rotated and re-shown in different ways, which can allow the audience to have several unique experiences of the same collection.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2022
EventMedia, Communication and Cultural Studies Association Conference: Silenced Voices - University of Aberdeen , Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sept 20229 Sept 2022


ConferenceMedia, Communication and Cultural Studies Association Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Phenomenology
  • Holocaust testimony
  • sound art


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