They can in fact be more evocative than textual narratives: "while history is often associated with the textual form, memory is affiliated with the rememorative register of the image" (Flannery 2006, p.
This power is due to "the ability of the image to bear the ethical and rememorative freight of shared suffering" (Flannery 2006, p.
Excavating, that was what mattered within/beneath pain's dirt-it was the digging and nothing more: the muddy rememorative
work needed to extract souvenirs underneath (and therefore above) the subject, beyond the pleasure of recollection.
What can also be recuperated at this point is compassion for the passing on and away of things, along with a new task for the intellect: recollective, or "rememorative
By extension, an image capable of movement would be more like Christ than an image unable to move and would therefore be a more effective 'rememorative
Similarly, in his cogent and thought-provoking consideration of "The Cultural Effects of the Famine," Kevin Whelan examines the Famine's impact on cultural traditions, ranging from the caoineadh to hurling, in order to elucidate what he calls "radical memory": "These post-Famine projects in their diverse ways treat history as rememorative
, seeking to write back in that which had been erased or submerged it 52).
For Vazquez's Buzzy Digit, the rememorative
act is a defense against erasure of "a poor student in a poor school in a poor frontier town" (27).