Heroines with Baggage
"Heroines with Baggage" is an ongoing project devoted to the study of the proliferation of subtle negative gender-based stereotypes throughout the video games that I grew up playing and how the presence of these stereotypes has impacted my growth- especially in my expectations of love, tragedy, and the roles I take on in my adult relationships.
At this point "Heroines with Baggage" has taken on three manifestations in this order (roughly).
2. Videos made using footage taken directly from role playing games I grew up with. Orit Gat wrote a nice essay on this piece for Rhizome. See essay here.
3. Still image installations.
4. A 10 channel video wall combining images and videos from the project.