On memory and post-truth: through the family album

Marta Pinto Machado

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Abstract

Facing an idea of post-truth, “post” as meaning to be beyond something, that signifies spatial distance, to go beyond the unrepresentable, this article means to understand the built memory around a constructed truth over a picture of a colonial priest also my great-grandfather of my Cape Verdean family, questioning the regime of truth in which it was made and the relationship within the truth production context. Taking this figure as a pretext to analyse the processes of memory, history and representation, it’s meant to understand an idea of truth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-40
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Science and Technology of the Arts
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2022

Keywords

  • Colonialism
  • History
  • Memory
  • Regime of truth
  • Representation

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