She Puppet

Peggy Ahwesh. 2001. United States of America. 15’


Is an homage to and commentary on the female action adventure game Tomb Raider and it's busty virtual superstar Lara Croft. I make Lara explore the game environment at the edges of the programming world created for her. The limited inventory of Lara's gestures and the militaristic scenarios of the game are considered from a feminist perspective in analysing the symbolic feminine and the popular culture that has sprung up around Lara Croft. Quotations are from three authors . Fernando Pessoa, Joanna Russ, Sun Ra.