Lisa Birke

2016, 10:00 minutes, colour, No language

TAPECODE 1051.18

Bombshell plays with the cinematic cliché of the hero passively walking away from a deadly explosion in an unflinching walk. Usually a stoic and emotionless male, our hero has been replaced in “Bombshell” by a sequence of stereotypical female types. A milkmaid, housewife-turned-superhero, faery, and business woman systematically and subversively challenge this trope in a series of playful yet explosive vignettes. This CGI enhanced performance-for-video lays bare the problematic symbolic messaging and representations of power embedded in popular culture, video games and cinema.

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