Reading 9- Rebecca Schneider, “Performing Remains: Art and War in the Times of Theatrical Re-enactment”

The following reading explored historical war events such as 9/11 through the lens of an archive. The reading spoke of how archives can bring to life events concealed in the past not always for the better. Many wars have their facts and figures locked in a government archive to only be released to the public through government digression. The reading spoke of how facts can be changed and altered to limit countries vulnerability, what this means is that certain governments may chose to only release part of the facts to their public so if the story does meet the wrong hands it cannot cause astronomical damage to that same country. Having wars archived can be a wonderful idea as it allows members of the public to engage with their cultural history but in the wrong hands can also be dangerous.

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