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Snake Swallows Snake

Clarahan, Susan (2024) Snake Swallows Snake. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Clarahan, Susan

SNAKE SWALLOWS SNAKE is a research/creation project that deep dives into the representation of women’s sexuality from a sapphic and feminist perspective.

This research focuses on the power of the erotic in our bodies and how that erotic power is shared by our bodies in relation to the physical world. This research prioritizes an endogenous, pleasureful method shifting the intellectual dominance of ‘rational’ thought as the sole mode of expression and knowing and poetically drifts with concepts of the dark, void, intimacy, and intersubjectivity.

These theoretical propositions think along with and are inspired by earlier feminist scholarship. Looking towards Audre Lorde’s essay The Uses of the Erotic, Erotic as Power and adrienne maree brown’s Pleasure Activism, and feminists Gloria Anzadúla, Chela Sandoval, and Ursula Le Guin, we return pleasure to the centre for building knowledge, personal agency, and collective resistance. We create a space to honour our erotic bodies, resisting patriarchy, phallocentrism, and the imperialist image and imagination.

Date: 8 May 2024
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 08 May 2024 18:25
Last Modified: 08 May 2024 18:25
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/4474

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