The cultural dynamics of home movies

The project “Changing platforms of ritualized memory practices: The cultural dynamics of home movies” addresses a number of questions dealing with the complex interrelationship between technology, specific user generations and spaces or places of cultural memory production in home movie making and screening. More concretely we are interested in the question how changing technologies of cultural production (film, video or digital camera) have shaped new practices and rituals of memory staging (screening of the films in domestic of public venues) and thereby initiated processes of (re)negotiating user generations and group identities.

Participating in the ‘home movies project’ are (amongst others) Dr. Andreas Fickers, Dr. Jo Wachelder and Tim van der Heijden (MA). For a detailed project description, please see the NWO-research proposal.