I Am a Monument

  • Anne Harris
  • Stacy Holman Jones
Part of the Creativity, Education and the Arts book series (CEA)


For thousands of years, human beings have been creating monuments to people, to places, and to events as performances of the human need for both ritual and aesthetics. However, monuments are not fixed symbols that stand in isolation from the cultures that bring them into material being, unmovable in time and space, metal and stone. Rather, monuments are embodiments and enactments of lifeworlds, values, and ways of living. In this chapter, we are concerned with the performance or the movement of monuments—how bodies perform and give substance to monuments, how monuments are relational, how monuments create audiences, and our audiencing of monuments is itself an enactment of pastness, futurity, and love.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne Harris
    • 1
  • Stacy Holman Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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