Created and contributed by Johanna Levy, 2017
Keyword: Video collage
Three Days is a collage film made of videos of a visual auto-ethnography carried out in February and March 2017. The videos are being contrasted with the information collected via menstrual apps and my field diary.
In my research on menstrual apps I am interested in the equalities and inequalities that are being produced, reproduced and challenged through new media technologies. Three Days addresses this issue by examining how the digitization of periods participates in the exclusion of certain menstrual experiences and identities. Drawing on the findings of Walter Benjamin in his 1980 essay ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’, the video explores the shifts that take place when qualitative aspects of life are rendered quantitative.
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