Picking Up (On) Fragments

Author(s): Ellis, Phil


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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Ellis, Phil: Picking Up (On) Fragments. In: VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, Jg. 4 (2015-09-09), Nr. 7, S. 68-89. DOI:
 author = {Ellis, Phil},
 title = {Picking Up (On) Fragments},
 year = 2015-09-09,
 doi = "\url{}",
 volume = 4,
 address = {Hilversum},
 journal = {VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture},
 number = 7,
 pages = {68--89},
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