Critical Writing Index

(Re)Circulating Foreign Bodies: Richard Fung's Sea in the Blood

by Katherine Lawless

Feminist Media Studies, 2012, v. 12, no. 1, pp. 119-132

Katherine B. Lawless critically analyses Richard Fung's film, Sea of Blood, through the way it portrays queer/racial narratives. Lawless suggests that Fung's movie challenges cultural assimilation by providing a queer narrative that alters the notions of illness generally taken from heterocentric narratives. Lawless believes the blood is used to metaphorically suggest the idea of illness, while narratives of illness and travel collide to reflect colonial history. Moreover, the film takes on a sort of political resistance by presenting unconventional themes and lifestyles.

ITEM 2012.014 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Sea in the BloodRichard Fung