Screening the Past: Reflexivity, Repetition and the Spectator in Lola Arias' Minefield/Campo minado (2016)
Bulletin of Latin American Research
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Maguire, G. (2019). Screening the Past: Reflexivity, Repetition and the Spectator in Lola Arias' Minefield/Campo minado (2016). Bulletin of Latin American Research, 38 (4), 471-486. https://doi.org/10.1111/blar.12849
This article examines the role performed by the autobiographical body in Lola Arias’ documentary play Minefield (2016). Through a ‘hypermedial’ (Bolter and Grusin 1999) representation of the cultural memory archive, Arias challenges dominant perspectives towards the Malvinas/Falklands conflict by repeatedly using screens, recording devices and documentary footage to highlight the mediation and subjectivity inherent in both individual and collective memories of the past. By engaging with recent work on documentary theatre (Martin 2006, 2009; Bennett 2006; Reinelt 2009) and live performance (Auslander 1999), this article reflects on how Minefield’s narrative repetition and formal reflexivity demand, though ultimately confound, an empathetic connection between performer and audience.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/blar.12849
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/282907