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The Gaze Of The Other

Do, Thuy Linh (2013) The Gaze Of The Other. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Do, Thuy Linh

The Gaze of the Other examines processes of travel/migration and imagemaking
in terms of “the gaze”. This supporting paper considers theories of
identity and the gaze in the making of a digital media art installation. I investigate
the process of being seen as the ‘other’ when moving between cultures, focusing
on filmmaker and theorist Trinh T. Minh-Ha concepts of identity and
displacement. Post-colonial and cinematic theory on ideas of ‘anti-film’, the gaze,
and voyeurism are also considered. Including digital video projection and
electronic sensors, the installation explores multiple layers of the gaze in a form
of peepshow with a live-display of the viewer in the process of looking; in this
construct, “otherness” becomes unstable. The installation evokes a place between
older experimental film methods and new online, digital media, between older
understandings of migration and newer conditions of multiculturalism and

Date: June 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: identity, travel, the Other, gaze, peepshow, digital media
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 26 May 2014 16:33
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 09:15
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/36

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