The difference in figuring women now

Cowie, Elizabeth (2015) The difference in figuring women now. Moving Image Review & Art Journal, 4 (1-2). pp. 46-61. ISSN 2045-6298. (doi:10.1386/miraj.4.1-2.46_1) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In this article I explore the feminism of contemporary women’s film, video and installation art through an analysis of the documentary evidential and the imagined in works by Emma Hart, Hala Elkoussy and Sarah Turner. These works are not about feminist issues as such, but each figures a woman, or women, in ways that, I argue, engage questions of sexual difference. I draw on Jacques Rancière’s characterisation of politics to understand feminism as a politics of sexual difference, but also an ethics in relation to living, that is, as being and doing as a woman. At the same time feminism is an aesthetic project in relation to the understanding of, and intervening in, the representation of woman and her imagining, her difference, so what is involved here as well is the politics of aesthetics. In examining the feminist politics of aesthetics. this article also considers how art engages us cognitively as affect as well as the thought and asks the question: how should we think the affectual?

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1386/miraj.4.1-2.46_1
Uncontrolled keywords: women's video art,feminism, aesthetics
Subjects: N Fine Arts
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Film
Depositing User: Elizabeth Cowie
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 10:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61757 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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