Walking-with, re-membering the Holocaust: 'Forced Walks: Honouring Esther', a case study of somatic and digital creative practice

White, R (2021) 'Walking-with, re-membering the Holocaust: 'Forced Walks: Honouring Esther', a case study of somatic and digital creative practice.' Holocaust Studies. ISSN 1750-4902

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/17504902.2021.1979177

Abstract

The paper discusses a walking and multi-media arts project seeking to renew agency in Holocaust testimony and generate contemporary resonances. Forced Walks is a programme of speculative, socially engaged experiments, initiated by artists Richard White and Lorna Brunstein. Honouring Esther (2015–2017), the first Forced Walks project, walked the route of a Nazi Death March digitally transposed to Somerset (UK), subsequently retracing it in Lower Saxony, Germany. The project engaged walkers in co-creating an immanent reflective space materialized in mark-making, social media and installation. An emergent hybrid somatic/digital process, ‘making the return’ in a specific Holocaust context, is presented.

Item Type: Article
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Part of the special issue entitled 'Understanding Holocaust Memory and Education in the Digital Age: Before and After Covid-19'.

Keywords: walking arts, Holocaust, memory, affect, digital
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Research Centres and Groups: Arts for Social Change Research Group
Creative Corporealities Research Group
Centre for Media Research
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/17504902.2021.1979177
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2022 19:03
Last Modified: 17 May 2022 15:41
URI / Page ID: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/14486
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