Tidal Spaces: Choreographies of Remembrance and Forgetting
Using oceanographer Rachel Carson’s The Edge of the Sea to contextualise tidal spaces, this paper will discuss how constantly shifting and eroding coastlines act as a site for writing, rewriting and performing acts of cultural, personal and ecological memory.
Using various artworks which explore ideas of remembrance using tidal spaces, this talk will also acknowledge the forgetting that is implicit in performing these actions as the twice daily tides cause inevitable erasure. What can the legacy of commemorations traced in such a transient and precarious space as a tidal zone be?
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