Interview: The Metamorphoses of Front as a Narrative Told through Social Media Interface: A Conversation with Donna Leishman

Leishman, Donna, Coover, Roderick and Baldwin, Sandy (2020) Interview: The Metamorphoses of Front as a Narrative Told through Social Media Interface: A Conversation with Donna Leishman. In: The Digital Imaginary. Bloomsbury, pp. 117-130. ISBN 9781501347566

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Abstract

Front is an exciting departure for Donna Leishman. Best known for allegorical, often wordless, Flash-based narratives, in Front she tells a contemporary and text-based story. Front unfolds using a faux-Facebook page along with Twitter, SoundCloud, and other apps. Like many of her other works, Front continues a concern with female experience and agency as well as elements of fairy tale and myth but does so in a very different way. Through its pointed concern with our immersion and investment in social media, it speaks to the creation of virtual identities and personas as well as to concealed narratives of need, longing, or trauma. The work envisions narrative possibilities for these platforms.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Feminism, Digital Culture, Social Media, Selfie, Literature
Subjects: W100 Fine Art
W200 Design studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2020 12:50
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 13:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43313

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