Dr Cadence Kinsey (University of York)
This paper considers Camille Henrot's 2013 film, Grosse Fatigue, in relation to the organisation of information online and the histories of hypermedia. Drawing comparisons across the Web, the natural history museum and the archive, Grosse Fatigue offers a representation of the experience of being online. At stake in this is the question of subjectivity, and this paper explores the way in hyper media both represents the self back to itself as autonomous, producing an ideology of individualism, and yet determines it through forms of heteronomy that shape and structure access to information online. As such, I propose a dynamic between autonomy and automation as a model for understanding the contemporary subject.
Dr Cadence Kinsey is Lecturer in Recent and Contemporary Art at the University of York. Prior to this she was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London, where she completed a book project entitled Walled Gardens: Art After the Internet (forthcoming OUP).
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