This article discusses the implications for archival and media archaeological research and reenactment artwork relating to a recent arts practice project: Reenacttv: 30 lines / 60 seconds. It proposes that archival material is unstable but has traces and fragments that are full of creative potential to re-think and re-examine past media historical events through a media archaeological approach to reenactment. The article contains images and links to videos from the final reenactment artworks as well as from rehearsals in Vienna and Bradford.

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Keywords reenactment, media archaeology, archive, participation, trace, history
Publisher Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.18146/2213-0969.2015.jethc082
Journal VIEW Journal
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Note VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 4, No 7 (2015); 68-89
Citation
Ellis, Phil. (2015). Picking Up (On) Fragments. VIEW Journal, 4(7), 68–89. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2015.jethc082