Über_Format. Monstrosität, whiteness und Gender in Kunst und Medien heute

  • Barbara Paul


Barbara Paul

On Format, Monstronity, Whiteness and Gender in Art and the Media Today

This article analysis the subversive potential of a limitation of femininity, whiteness, and monstrosity through the example of Mara Mattuschka’s film S.O.S. Extraterrestria, the music video clip “Pass That Dutch” by the black American rapper Missy Elliott, and the color photographs of the Australian artist Destiny Deacon. As Paul argues, the combination of these three alterities makes it possible to shift the boundaries of normativity, a move that is adept at confound on a sustained basis discursively effective and yet still in large part invisible encodings and stereotypes.