Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-232) and index.
Introduction : Not quite how I remember it / Ian Farr -- The Memory Image -- Proust's binoculars, 1964 / Roger Shattuck -- The crisis of the ancien scopic régime, 1993 / Martin Jay -- Memory images, 1927 / Siegfried Kracauer -- Space and the collective memory, 1925 / Maurice Halbwachs -- Outmoded spaces, 1993 / Hal Foster -- House and universe, 1958 / Gaston Bachelard -- Realms of memory, 1984 / Pierre Nora -- Memories and images, 2004 / Paul Ricoeur -- The infinite line, 2004 / Briony Fer -- The sadness of the machine, 2001 / Ollivier Dyens -- Past Present -- Garden center '44, 1944-72 / Joseph Cornell -- Places (notes on a work in progress), 1974 / Georges Perec -- Perec: uncovering the infra-ordinary, 2006 / Michael Sheringham -- In conversation with W.J.T. Mitchell, 1994 / Robert Morris -- Idris Khan, 2010 / Francis Hodgson -- The journey-form (3): temporal bifurcations, 2009 / Nicolas Bourriaud -- Clarice Lispector: the approach, 1979 / Hélène Cixous -- Uta Barth, 2000 / Margaret Sundell -- Resistance to replication, 2007 / Margaret Iversen -- Analogue, chance and memory, 2011 / Michael Newman -- The ontology of performance: representation without reproduction, 1993 / Peggy Phelan -- Apparition, 2003 / Roger Malbert -- Addict-love, 2008 / Tom Burr -- Portrait of an image: a portfolio by Roni Horn, 2005 / Lauren Sedofsky -- Time Lapse -- Past future/split attention, 1972 / Dan Graham -- Subject as object, 2001 / Anne Rorimer -- On Kent State (1970), 1972 / Richard Hamilton -- The industrialization of memory, 1996 / Bernard Stiegler -- Pierre Huyghe: The third memory (1999), 2007 / Tom McDonough -- Documents into monuments: archives as meditations on time, 2008 / Okwui Enwezor -- Crystals, 2005 / Daniel Birnbaum -- Kota Ezawa: Lennon Sontag Beuys (2004), 2005 / Megan Ratner -- Living with ghosts: from appropriation to invocation in contemporary art, 2007 / Jan Verwoert -- Retro/Necro: from beyond the grave of the politics of re-enactment, 2007 / Pia & Galia Kollectiv -- Marina Abramovic's Time, 2010 / Abigail Levine -- One-person protests: notes about going (back) there, 2008 / Johanna Burton -- Working Through -- Strange temporalities, 1994 / Victor Burgin -- Make me stop smoking, 2006 / Rabih Mroué -- Lost in narration: in conversation with Anthony Downey, 2012 / Rabih Mroué -- The anarchive, 2008 / Tom McDonough -- Negative images, 2006 / Lisa Saltzman -- In the dark regions of the world, 2000 / Hans Rudolf Reust -- Latent archives, roving lens, 2006 / Uriel Orlow -- Kutlug Ataman: Küba, 2005 / Peter Suchin -- Being-political, 2010 / T.J. Demos -- Stan Douglas' Inconsolable memories, 2006 / Sylvie Fortin.
"This anthology investigates the turn in art not only towards archives and histories, the relics of modernities past, but toward the phenomena, in themselves, of "haunting" and the activation of memory. It looks at a wide array of artistic relationships to memory association, repetition and reappearance, as well as forms of "active" forgetting. Its discussions encompass artworks from the late 1940s onward, ranging from reperformances such as Marina Abramović's Seven Easy Pieces (embodied resurrections of decades-removed performance pieces by her contemporaries) to the inanimate trace of "memory" Robert Morris assigns to his free-form felt pieces, which "forget" in their present configurations their previous slides and falls. Contextualizing memory's role in visual theory and aesthetic politics--from Marcel Proust's optics to Bernard Stiegler's analysis of memory's "industrialization"--This collection also surveys the diversity of situations and registers in which contemporary artists explore memory. Art that engages with memory embodied in material and spatial conditions is examined beside works that reflect upon memory's effects through time, and yet others that enlist the agency of remembrance or forgetting to work through aspects of the numerous pasts by which the present is always haunted."--Publisher.