Presentation | Hristina Ivanoska: Document Missing: The Intricate Sense of Truth in Oral Histories | Summer School as School organized by Stacion Center Contemporary Art Prishtina | Boxing Club, Kosovo | 12 August, 2019
Storytelling and the notion of oral transfer of data is a tradition on which we rest the case of most of the official historical narratives in relation to women’s history. The oral/immaterial transfer carries the weight of a document that is unscientific and prone to manipulation. Political currency of certain documents lies in the potential of unlocking a change or a paradigmatic shift in how something is perceived. In the process of critically examining the selection of particulars from the authentic materials we find that synthesis of particulars that lead into a narrative and, as a result, history becomes a contested field where the linearity of stories is challenged.