Giving a voice to gaps and cracks. Archival critique in Jumana Manna's A Magical Substance Flows Into Me

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Giving a voice to gaps and cracks. Archival critique in Jumana Manna's A Magical Substance Flows Into Me. / John, Rebecca.

In: Roots Routes, No. 33, 15.07.2020.

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title = "Giving a voice to gaps and cracks. Archival critique in Jumana Manna's A Magical Substance Flows Into Me",
abstract = "Jumana Manna{\textquoteright}s film A Magical Substance Flows Into Me from 2016 is a powerful example of an artistic excavation, examination and critical re-enactment of an archive containing material that is part of a contested history, namely the history of Palestine. This article argues that Manna{\textquoteright}s work goes beyond the category of the so called {"}archival turn{"} that was coined for artists creating “critical archives” (Downey 2015). By analyzing Manna{\textquoteright}s film, this article shows that her work could better be described as archival critique. ",
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