etivity for week 3

Hi, trust you had a great weekend

In case you are wondering what to post for this week’s etivity, below you’ll find some guidelines;

if you have already written in response to this week’s topic and found another way of writing/reflecting, feel free to use that instead.

I just need to ask you to post in advance to the class so we can use all the time to debate the topic of psychoanalysis and gaze, if there are any questions re: blogging and posting we will deal with them at then end of the session.

Etivity for week 3

Both Laura Mulvey and Mary Kelly make a political use of psychoanalysis.
Based on your reading of Marita Sturken and Lisa Cartwright’s  introduction to theories of gaze and spectatorship,  comment on the work of Laura Mulvey (her theory essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema) or Mary Kelly (her installation/ book Post-Partum Document).
You may focus on:
1-their use of psychoanalysis  to explain/ consider the unconscious processes that influence looking practices
2-the shift from the concepts of the human subject in modernity to postmodern theories of spectatorship and the gaze that emphasize the embeddedness of the subject in a social and contextual field of looks

Write two paragraphs that include references/citations from the authors’ texts to support your writing.

Categories for your post: tp1011; spectatorship-gaze

tags: your first name, as in paula

Thank you!


About paula roush

I am a Lisbon-born artist based in London, UK. I am the founder of msdm, a platform for art practices that are mobile-strategies-[of]-display-[and]- mediation. It is a platform for both individual and collaborative work, shown in the context of exhibitions, publications, conferences and teaching/seminars. I work with photography, archives, found material and performance through editing strategies that investigate notions of authorship, authenticity, history and memory. I am interested in publishing as artists’ practice and as platform to explore the intersections between the roles of artist, editor and curator. My current projects look at ideas of (re) production in the work of art, resulting in publications in several formats that encompass the hand-made, the print on demand and the ebook.
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