Droogs, electro-voodoo and kyborgs: pastiche, postmodernism and Kylie Minogue live

Barron, Lee (2009) Droogs, electro-voodoo and kyborgs: pastiche, postmodernism and Kylie Minogue live. Nebula, 6 (1). pp. 78-92. ISSN 1449-7751

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Additional Information: This article picks up the cultural ‘story,’ of Kylie Minogue and explores Minogue’s connections with postmodernism, focusing exclusively on live performances. Barron explores the ways in which the concert 'KylieFever2002' tour displayed a distinctive form of postmodernity in terms of its persistent cultural borrowings. He observes the way in which Minogue actively toys with her performative identity, through stylistic strategies employed in the staging, direction, thematic structure and content of the concert and links postmodernist theorizations of identity with Minogue’s performative approach. The source of this manifest presence of postmodernism stems directly from Minogue’s association with her creative director, William Baker, who, in the design of the concert and costume actively plundered cinematic and televisual western culture for inspiration and effect, and who also reflexively toys with the Minogue persona, or rather, personas, throughout the course of the performance. Barron argues that Kylie Minogue is a quintessential and reflexive postmodern cultural figure.
Subjects: L600 Anthropology
W300 Music
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Media & Communication Design
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 18 May 2010 13:10
Last Modified: 13 May 2017 16:28
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3405

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