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  • The animated female body, feminism(s) and ‘mushi’

Buchan, Suzanne, 2018, Book Section, The animated female body, feminism(s) and ‘mushi’ In: Hamlyn, Nicky and Smith, Vicky, (eds.) Experimental and Expanded Animation. New Perspectives and Practices. Experimental Film and Artists’ Moving Image . Palgrave Macmillan, UK, pp. 203-229. ISBN 978-3-319-73872-7

Abstract or Description:

Contemporary animators are increasingly engaging with non-traditional cinematic platforms, from multichannel gallery exhibitions to site-specific installation or interactive live performance. This chapter examines productions of five women artists active in these presentation modes whose creative outputs are imbued with themes of gender, social relationships, and urban and natural environments—Suzan Pitt, Tabaimo, Rose Bond, Marina Zurkow and Miwa Matreyek. Framed by the current situation of postfeminism as described by Yvonne Tasker and Diane Negra, and working with psychoanalytic concepts (which were extremely generative for feminist film studies), the Japanese ethnocategory of mushi (虫), and with the contexts of second and third wave feminism. I propose that these works offer complex and imaginative social and environmental alternatives, and an alternate spatial politics, to the viewers of these presentation modes.

Official URL: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319738727
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography > W630 History of Cinematics and Photography
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography > W690 Cinematics and Photography not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Communication
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73873-4
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2019 09:45
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2019 09:45
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3729

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