by Peggy AHWESH
2001 / Video game / color / sound / 1S / 15' 00
SHE PUPPET is an homage to and a commentary on the female action adventure game Tomb Raider and it's busty virtual superstar Lara Croft. I played the game on my computer and simutaneously recorded the gameplay onto videotape. Then i treated the material as «found footage» and recut it to my own artistic ends. The limited inventory of Lara's gestures and the militaristic scenarios of the game are interesting from a feminist perpective and an analysis of the symbolic feminine and the popular culture that has sprung up around Lara Croft. Quotations are from three authors who philosophize the alien, the clone and the orphan: The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa, The Female Man by Joanna Russ and the jazz mystic Sun Ra.
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