Recall of previously unrecallable
information following a shift in perspective.
This childhood, then, is writable as that which is unrecallable
Olafson, Videotaped Discovery of a Reportedly Unrecallable
Memory of Child Sexual Abuse: Comparison with a Childhood Interview Videotaped 11 Years Before, 2 CHILD MALTREATMENT 91, 92 (1997) (reporting admission on tape by a child witness that her mother and grandmother pressured her to make a false claim against her father).
This resulted in work that could be chaotic (one subtitle in Eija-Liisa Ahtila's 1998 video Anne Aki & God reads "Sure this is a bit untidy, but there is no chaos here"), narrative-driven (Catherine Opie's sympathetic and carefully crafted portraits of lesbian families), or out-of-scale, as in Mariele Neudecker's heroically sized model of an alpine mountain range floating in milky liquid (Unrecallable
Now, 1998), or her sublime I don't know how I resisted the urge to run, 1997, an utterly uncanny miniature of a northern forest inside a glass tank, skewered by an arc of light.
To preserve the past from this exploitation, and to save the present from the effects of the past as a "temple of prejudices," it must be made "unwiderrufliche," unrecallable
, placed beyond the reach of those who would invoke it for their own purposes.