Palpable History

Ross Gibson


The article focuses on the essence of non-verbal and palpable historiography. It discusses some screen effects in an artwork called Street X-Rays and cites that viewers at the exhibition could think about the historical feeling rather than its meaning and that although the kinetic event is gone, one could imagine its continuity. Moreover, it is noted that the conditions of living and working in an aftermath-culture like Australia provides that the vital evidence is either missing or non-textual.


historiography; Street X-Rays; Australia; aftermath-culture; exhibition; suspicion; history in art; photography

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