commented on Worn Out
@1 Re: "What the fuck has this nobody done?"
From the website of Queen Mary, University of London:
"I am a British academic with over seven years experience of university teaching and research. I specialise in modern and contemporary Cultural Studies with expertise in Gender and Sexuality, Visual Culture and Psychoanalytic Criticism. My first book, Fashion and Psychoanalysis, was published in 2012 and has been nominated for the FWSA (Feminist and Womens Studies Association) Book Prize. I write for a range of academic and non-academic publications, and regularly give public lectures. My approach is interdisciplinary and I research in both English and French.
My current research interests include:
• Modern and Contemporary Visual Culture and Theory.
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• The Relationship Between Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Life."
commented on Why Shoot?
I'm curious about Marina's "reproducible" argument, and how it would relate to "Shoot". Surely, the act of the shooting in "Shoot" was a performance, but isn't the video recording nothing BUT a reproducible form? On top of that, even the most precisely-directed theatrical performance has a zero-probability chance of being perfectly reproduced night-to-night. So by Marina's standards, wouldn't "Shoot" and a live theatrical production really be better put in the reverse categories?
commented on Today's Dinosaur News
I'm with you, M. It's a case of "I was happy when there weren't options. But if you suggest options and then take them away, now I'm unhappy with only getting what I've been happy with!" I WANT SOME FEATHERS BECAUSE SCIENCE AND CHANGE.
Nov 14, 2012
commented on New Björk Video! Do You Love It or Hate It?
I LOVED Bjork for sooooo long. Through Medulla and everything. Volta was a question mark. But now it just feels like she's making parodies of herself. It feels awkward for me as a once-ultrafan to say, but... this album bores me to tears! WTF.
Sep 17, 2012
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