Memories, mobiles and creative art practice


Session Title:

  • Entertainment and mobility

Presentation Title:

  • Memories, mobiles and creative art practice




  • Abstract

    Personal, collective and cultural memory has emerged as an important area of inquiry (see for example Hirsch 1996; Bal, Crewe, J and Spitzer 1998; van Dijck 2007) and it is within this field of memory studies that we situate our discussion on camera phones and creative art practices. Central to our investigation is the notion of photographs and video works as memory sites. We commence our discussion by locating mobile phone cameras and digital photography within the discourses surrounding the indexical nature of photography and its relation to documenting  events.