Šabac: a cinematic archaeology

Kador, Thomas and Lukic, Vesna ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2685-0153 (2018) Šabac: a cinematic archaeology. Journal of contemporary archeology, 4 (2) . pp. 221-228. ISSN 2051-3429 (doi:10.1558/jca.32391)

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Abstract

Drawn from a longstanding collaboration between the authors, this contribution explores the common ground between filmmaking and archaeological investigation and in particular a shared interest in haptic experiences and the material properties of the world. This leads us to propose the use of the camera and the moving image it produces as valuable archaeological research tools. To illustrate this we present both a short film and brief discussion paper focusing on the Serbian town of Šabac as a Holocaust landscape and its link with a group of Jewish refugees known as the “Kladovo transport”. Based on this case study we aim to highlight the transformative potential of artistic interventions in archaeological questions, and indeed vice versa, to construct new modes of knowing.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): cinematographic archaeology, haptic experience, Holocaust landscape, Šabac, “Kladovo transport”
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media
Item ID: 29103
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Equinox in Journal of contemporary archeology, the final published version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/jca.32391
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Depositing User: Vesna Lukic
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2020 15:04
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 17:09
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/29103

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