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The Art of Elaboration: relationship between Contemporary Art and Traumatic Memory.

Grant number: 11/04295-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): September 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Plastic Arts
Principal Investigator:Dária Gorete Jaremtchuk
Grantee:Vivian Palma Braga dos Santos
Host Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This research project aims to analyze some works of contemporary art that has as its theme the traumatic memory, trying to understand how they deal with the traumatic past. The research is based on the assumption that these works, beyond a simple return to the past, may present opportunities for development / overcome the trauma present in the collective memory, operating as shields. From these studies, which mostly deal with authoritarian dictatorships, and the arguments of various theories of memory, we intend to analyze what has been called "art of elaboration" significant field of contemporary art. To this end, the work will be studied from its characteristics of archive (photographs and objects). Will also be placed on the agenda the different theories about memory, and basic psychoanalytic principles of trauma, repetition and transfer of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan.

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SANTOS, Vivian Palma Braga dos. A arte da elaboração: poéticas artísticas contemporâneas como espaços para a construção de memórias. 2013. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA/SBD) São Paulo.

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