She Falls For Ages: A Posthumanist through the Machinima ArtworkExploration
In this thesis, I explore how an indigenous new media artwork called She Falls For Ages (2016) by Skawennati can help us highlight new dimensions of Posthumanism. It considers the intersections of Posthumanism with other theoretical dimensions, namely New Materialism, feminism, and indigenous knowledge. This study treats Posthumanism equally in theory and practice. Adopting the posthumanist lens enabled me to engage in diverse epistemological accounts in order to explore more expansive viewpoints on Skawennati’s artwork. The theme of the journey was employed to help me adopt a posthumanist approach in my method. My exploration proposed a platform where the indigenous knowledge comes into an egalitarian dialogue with Posthumanism and the other intersecting theories. These new dimensions of Posthumanism lay in experiments in which a weaving of theory and artwork is possible. This thesis makes the artwork an active agent that affects the theory and our awareness of it.
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