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Michelle’s multimedia project

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  1. Aline permalink
    April 25, 2009

    Ok, so I watched your video yesterday, and I can’t get it out of my head! I keep thinking about the images and the questions you raised. The combination of the images and the text at the bottom of the screen really stuck with me. Uniformity, gender, race, the image of the doll’s head and the two dolls bodies keep playing over and over in my head. Anyway, I really like it and if we are voting then I pick yours to be presented in class.

  2. Anne Dalke permalink*
    April 26, 2009

    I’m seeing some intriguing links between your representation–and questions about the phenomenon–of passing, and those in Ashley’s Multimedia Project and in Kalyn’s Identity Crisis.

  3. April 26, 2009

    Very nicely done. I like that the questions are real questions, but also suggest an opinion of sorts, that these questions need be asked. I think most people–and this goes in part to my thoughts on Monday about what I learned–don’t even think about the idea of “passing” as a gender or about dissolving the categories. You suggest that dissolving the categories might not be the utopia some postmodern feminists envision. But I think you also clearly show that gender is also a form of pigeonholing.

    Like Aline, I find the doll images quite compelling and it reminds me of the Ken and Barbie discussions from the panel conversations. They are clearly representations of gender. Your juxtaposition of them with Sara Jane conveys the way in which humans, as well as dolls, are representations of gender.

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