Activity: Talk or presentation types › Conference contribution (without a publication) › Academic
This contribution argues for the heuristic value of conducting hands-on experiments and performing historical re-enactments with past media technologies as a way to uncover “hidden realities” in the histories of amateur film. Drawing on experimental media archaeology as methodological approach and a series of historical re-enactments with an original Ciné-Kodak 16mm film camera from ca. 1930, it will be shown how recording one’s family and everyday life memories on 16mm film was not a straightforward process. Rather, it entailed a highly “co-constructive” practice whose implicit and tacit dimensions become explicit in the hands-on approach.
The contribution was part of the seminar "Documentary and the Amateur Media Swarming", organized by Dr. Andrea Mariani, University of Udine.