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Literally Documenting her Voice: Valie Export's Vocal-Visual Experiments with Screen Media

Hughes, Helen (2018) Literally Documenting her Voice: Valie Export's Vocal-Visual Experiments with Screen Media In: Vocal Projections: Voices in Documentary. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781501331275

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Valie Export is an artist, filmmaker, curator and educator whose work has been central to the feminist avant-garde. Beginning in the 1960s the radical, politicized approach taken by women artists working both independently and in collectives in many different countries came to be associated with the Second Wave of Feminism. A central achievement of the movement has been to destabilize the understanding of art as the product of male genius (Schor 2016: 23). In the process of building gender consciousness, the strengthening of the female voice within and across the institutions of politics, education and culture has also been a goal. As with the image, however, the very idea of the female voice has required deconstruction.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages
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Pramaggiore, Maria
Honess Roe,
Date : 18 October 2018
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Vocal Projections: Voices in Documentary examines a previously neglected topic in the field of documentary studies: the political, aesthetic, and affective functions that voices assume. On topics ranging from the celebrity voice over to ventriloquism, from rockumentary screams to feminist vocal politics, these essays demonstrate myriad ways in which voices make documentary meaning beyond their expository, evidentiary and authenticating functions.

The international range of contributors offers an innovative approach to the issues relating to voices in documentary. While taking account of the existing paradigm in documentary studies pioneered by Bill Nichols, in which voice is equated with political rhetoric and subjective representation, the contributors move into new territory, addressing current and emerging research in voice, sound, music and posthumanist studies.

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Date Deposited : 06 Dec 2018 13:40
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