Archaeology and the Subjective Gaze
Keywords:Subjectivity, fieldwork, abandonment, the archaeological record, contemporaneity, multitemporality
The two photo essays that follow and the complementary 14 photographic narratives in the online gallery (available at https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/jca-4-1-online-gallery/) are compiled with the aim of reflecting on the various gazes that are part of the archaeology of the contemporary. The photo essays are based on different premises: while Anna Beck grounds her reflections on repeated explorations of Holmegaard Glassworks in the Summer and Autumn of 2016, Tim Sørensen's contribution is based on two strategically superficial visits to the locale. The 14 photographic narratives in the online gallery derive from a two-hour visit to Holmegaard in the beginning of November 2016.
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