Creating an Archive. Anna Baumgart’s “§1000” Cover Image

Wytwarzanie archiwum. “§1000” Anny Baumgart
Creating an Archive. Anna Baumgart’s “§1000”

Author(s): Magdalena Rewerenda
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Comparative Study of Literature, Polish Literature, History of the Holocaust, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: archive; memory; performance; document; performing the archive; Holocaust

Summary/Abstract: The article is an analysis of Anna Baumgart’s film, “§1000”, which is a recording of the play directed by Agata Baumgart based on residual records of the prison play from 1947 prepared by Norwegian Nazis in Falstad. Baumgart’s project is discussed in the context of the newest theories related to the notion of an archive: from the classical approaches of Derrida and Foster, to the newest conceptions proposed by Rebecca Schneider, Heike Roms and Paul Clarke. The text reveals numerous levels of Baumgart’s reflections on artistic representations of history and the functioning of an archive; moreover, it is an attempt at formulating an extended definition of a theatre archive on the basis of the discussed project.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 271-282
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish