Encountering a site-specific work of art : concerning the relationship between image and memory in the conceptual framework of Walter Benjamin
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This thesis derives from the dual relationship of image and memory in Walter Benjamin’s texts on literature and art criticism. This relationship is conveyed to sitespecific art and analyzed in terms of space and time. As a consequence of this comparative study, the role of the reader/viewer is discussed and for the account of his/her encounter, a possible experience between perception and recollection is proposed. As a documentation of the proposed experience, a sitespecific artwork is produced and presented.