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Alienations of the Mother Tongue
Camilla Benolirao Griggers format: audio
length: 0:43:36
Date Added: 01/04/2001

Abstract

This talk presents videos which incorporate digitally processed images of the face of white femininity in fashion--a face of techno-seduction that encodes race and class privilege. The seduction to become white femininity, conveyed through imaging technologies, is subverted through a computer animation process to reveal the seductive face’s ghostlike other in war photography. The sacrifice, by definition, loses face in a landscape of militarized zones. Against this visual backdrop, the soundtrack conveys a personal narrative of displaced identity and intergenerational memory.

About the Author

Dr. Camilla Griggers is a lecturer at California State University-Channel Islands. She earned her doctorate in Post-structural Linguistics and Semiotics at the University of Florida.

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