Silvestri article examines significance of historical collections, archival materials
Historical collections and archival materials can be used to re-enact the past in a way that productively counters institutional narratives, according to an article by doctoral candidate Anthony Silvestri.
“Kenneth Anger and the Filmed-Archive Reenactment” appears in the Journal of Film and Video’s winter 2021 issue. It analyzes Anger’s “Mouse Heaven,” a short film capturing a collection of vintage Mickey Mouse toys to explore the filmmaker’s relationship to nonfiction filmmaking and experimental historiographical production.
An early version of the article won The Media School’s Graduate Student Achievement Award for best research paper in 2019.