Memory-atlas & the redrawing of the terrestrial
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- Barth, Theodor 
Sample—the contribution seeks to demonstrate a sideways transposition between panel-works, lineups and an atlas. The lineup investigates position, situation and record when drawing under field- work conditions, and the readability of the ensuing plans as panel-works in the aftermath. “To read something that was never written” is visual take Didi-Huberman develops on the basis of Aby Warburg’s atlas of memory: MNEMOSYNE. This approach is here applied on ms./plv. 1247 at the National Library, titled “Remembrance of the Mountain-journey in 1820. Dedicated to my Friend Boeck. Keilhau. Christiania 1821.” The readability of this document is already part of its afterlife. A method combining proxemics and semiotics, in an attempt to understand human being in geological time, where the drawings appear as stratified records (in which the development of attitude and action alternate). Patches of good/bad judgement in a life-zone characterised by the contrasts between the shortness of human life, the long spans of geological time, and the meantime of drawing mediating between them: featuring the short-, long- and meanterm. The lineup is materialist and cartographic. A redrawing of the terrestrial with an emphasis of vertical perspective and sitting-positions. Link to streamed Seminar at the National Library: https://mediasite.nb.no/Mediasite/Play/ee23c8253f7349199a8da09287dd162f1d ________ Prof. Siri Hermansen (Art in Public Space, KHiO) contributed at the same occasion. The framework for the contribution is cooperation between the National Library and KHiO.