Rememory is a term coined by the late writer Toni Morrison and describes the process of recovering repressed memories through a narrative strategy challenging linear narratives and replacing them with intuitive, oral, anti-hegemonic storytelling.
How do we tell and transport stories of the unspeakable? How do we tell stories of intangible things? And how can we subvert narrative coherence?Does memory equal history?
In my radio documentary ‘Fatherland » (french « Innocent ») I juxtapose personal rememory with the harsh reality of archival sound and try to show how the political reality of Rwanda interfered with one specific life. Later in the piece, the archives disappear and make room for a sonical reunion between two worlds, a continuation of a transmission of knowledge and memory, almost interrupted by political history.
In this workshop we will explore the many ways we can tell personal histories and be radically vulnerable by challenging linear narratives and using sound as a transmitter of the unspeakable.