Angela Carter – Youtube Readings

The lecturers on the first Monday back suggested I look at short stories as a place to begin tackling narratives and as a way to get away from overly obvious representations. Since I have been looking a Angela Carter for my Art Practices class I decided to use her, as her short stories are a good length for a short video work; her symbolism is very and strong; and she has very strong feminist themes running through her re-imagined fairy tales. I began by looking at readings from other people to get a sense of how her writing translates as audio.

(This one is actually a trailer for a film adaptation of a different short story)

 

 

Daniel von Sturmer

To be honest I’m struggling to connect with Sturmer’s work on circuit, I can appreciate it as an examples of materiality but not much deeper than that. However the works he has listed on his website seem very intriguing as both work and installation. I also really like the way they relate more directly to cinematographic practice, and examine the idea of expectations of actions.

Here is an interview

House of Cards and Feminsim, with link

This article on the New Republic is an interesting point against Jezebels article, which I felt was a little too sympathetic. I’m more concerned with whether or not the show is women-sensitive overall. I feel that they generally do a good job of showing women and minorities as complex and properly fleshed out characters. I think Jezebel was aiming to place Claire Underwood as a feminist not because they think the character herself is feminist, but that the character has been written to feminist ideals – strong, powerful, but also very flawed. There are moments when you like her and moments when you hate her just as much as Frank. This is the type of complexity that was traditionally under-represented.