Diana Taylor – The Digital as Anti-Archive

I first ran into Diana Taylor when I took a course in Commedia dell’Arte at the University of Alberta from Prof. Rosalind Kerr. We were asked to read Taylor’s The Archive and the Repertoire, and apply those ideas to the tensions between performed and documented Commedia. I loved the book.

I guess that’s why I was so thrilled to encounter this video in which Taylor talks about how the digital document isn’t exactly an archive… she leaps from the premise that “what we know is radically altered by how we know it,” and interrogates the digital as repertoire.

Check it out:




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