Critical Writing Index

Aida Ruilova

by Joshua Decter

Artforum, Dec 2011, v. 50, no. 4, p. 257

Decter explores themes that are common in Ruilova's work including women as protagonists who confront existential and corporeal jeopardy, often trapped in narrative worlds that lack temporal and spatial cohesion.

Decter reviews Goner (2010) which, through its editing and POV, positions the viewer as assailant. While Ruilova attempts to address normative representation of women as hopeless victims in the horror genre, her protagonist, who is attacked by an invisible presence, is left without emancipation, which for Decter is problematic as it fails to subvert the genre.

ITEM 2011.123 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

GonerAida Ruilova