Time: 12pm to 1:30pm AEDT
Date: Friday, 1 December 2023
Venue: Talanoa Room (R2.301), HC Coombs Building & Online via Zoom
Speaker: Lee Grant
The subject of Lee's practice-led research is the visual aesthetics of post-memory and genealogical imagination in the aftermath of the Korean War. Using photography, archives, and other forms of visual representation, her research focuses on obscured memories of the war and its aftermath among the Korean-Australian diaspora. In this instance, ‘obscured memories’ refer to ‘amnesia’ narratives: those that are lost or untold, anecdotal, and sometimes passed on orally such as through family chronicles or witness testimony.
This approach examines how art and creative interpretations can highlight and engage with historical events that have been marginalised, suppressed, or neglected, thereby generating alternative and resistant memories.
Through this process, Lee seeks to create alternative spaces to ‘re-encounter’ some of the profound and enduring consequences that the Korean War has cast upon the Korean diaspora.