Memory cages

Wilson, R 2006, 'Memory cages', IM e-journal, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 1-9.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Memory cages
Author(s) Wilson, R
Year 2006
Journal name IM e-journal
Volume number 1
Issue number 2
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 8
Publisher NASS
Abstract Memory Cages was produced for my MA in Cinema Studies at La Trobe University and the accompanying thesis sought to locate the work theoretically amongst debates on women's autobiographical practice and the representation of memory and trauma. The film is dominated conceptually and aesthetically by the cinematic traditions of the 1960's American avant-garde typified by practitioners such as Michael Snow, Stan Brakhage and Jonas Mekas and is an attempt to position 'outside' (in a very public way) demons that reside 'inside' and to represent and illustrate the emotional damage that childhood trauma inflicts internally on its victims. In seeking to represent the unrepresentable of traumatic childhood memory, Memory Cages asks the audience to identify with and to bear witness to, a fragmented and limited internal insight.
Subject Film and Television
Keyword(s) representing trauma
memory
autobiography
avant-garde
compartmentalisation
crisis cinema
fantasy
empathy
Copyright notice © 2006 IM/NASS
ISSN 1833-0533
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