Wish I could find the artist statement for this. It had something to do with fairy tales and abject horror
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)
Somehow a good chunk of my work didn’t get posted last term. Here are some extras.
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
This guy is an interesting person to look at regarding presentation strategies, but also the way film and video works as a medium.
Glow in the dark bubbles
And I wish I could find these because they would be awesome at interrupting expectations around fluid dynamics
Following my meetings with Steve I’ve started to look at narratives again. This clip also had some stop motion exposition, where the baby doll ate a cherry. Unfortunately the photos were lost before I could process them.
And an interesting (although probably not reliable) article on the state of the gaming culture in relation to the these videoes and a few other happenings.
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.