Aisteach: Jennifer Walshe, Heritage, and the Invention of the Irish Avant-Garde

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Abstract

Recent debates in heritage and archive studies have centred around the question of intangibility and how best to faithfully conserve and document dynamic cultural practices. This article explores the way in which composer Jennifer Walshe’s project Aisteach, a fictional archive of the Irish avant-garde, interrogates questions of authenticity, exoticisation, commodification, misrepresentation and marginalisation in heritage discourse, both tangible and intangible. Drawing upon art theory, philosophy, heritage and archive studies, it is argued that by contesting the binary underpinning of evaluative cultural heritage discourse, Aisteach instead advances a form of cultural production occupying a liminal space between inclusion and exclusion, past and present, fact and fiction.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages17
JournalTransposition: Musiques et Sciences Sociale
Issue number8
Early online date30 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Aug 2019

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Heritage
Invention
Avant Garde
Fiction
Discourse
Philosophy
Theory of Art
Cultural Production
Misrepresentation
Exclusion
Cultural Heritage
Authenticity
Cultural Practices
Liminal
Composer
Inclusion
Commodification
Marginalization
Intangibles

Keywords

  • musical composition
  • Cultural Heritage
  • experimental music
  • Archival practice

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