Heard both of their talks today and you can too, links below. Best 2 hours I’ve had in a long time.
Oral History is new to me and admittedly, feeling on the outside has become my friend. ‘What’s that you’re on about over there?’ ‘Erm, guys, can you repeat that last..’ It can be tough in a world that is largely dominated by academics and when you are definitely not one of these types, it’s more of a brain strain.
And then bam. Two voices speak to you. They unravel and lighten. I’m still digesting the themes of both talks and I will be listening again this week to zone into the parts that were filtered out by today’s typing hands. Heike’s background is performance and she highlighted the effects of interviews in the locations where experiences had occurred. And how to involve ‘publics’ (rather than audiences) in this process. We’re on the same page when it comes to talking, walking and listening as a triangular tremor of joy. Molly on how we narrate ourselves, as interviewees, interviewers. Which version are we presenting, how predetermined it is and memory. Let’s keep the m word wrapped up for tonight. Midnight. Sleeps is calling.