Paper in Axon Journal

Tuffery, Dawn (2015) Paper in Axon Journal. Axon Journal, 5 (2).

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THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ANIMATION Animated autobiography is a unique form of self-representation which allows its creators to assemble a variety of conventions and elements to help explore and represent an aspect of their identity. This essay considers how identity is represented through narrative, specifically autobiographical animation. I will examine theories of identity and narrative, consider the discourses, conventions and definition of animated autobiography, and the way cultural identity in autobiographical work impacts on identity and narrative. I reference a 10-minute autobiographical animation called Greensplat, made in 2011. This film focuses on my personal experiences between 1984 and 1990, incorporating memories, recontextualised archival audio, and documentary elements, and is set in the wider context of mining and its environmental consequences. I conclude by examining how this work utilises the conventions and influences discussed to create a personal narrative that constructs individual identity.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:animation, autobiography
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:4020
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Deposited On:30 Nov 2015 01:35
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