Feminist Media Histories published an essay by Matthew Harrison Tedford in its most recent issue on decolonial feminisms, edited by Debashree Mukherjee and Pavitra Sundar. The essay, "Is a Non-Capitalist World Imaginable? Embodied Practices and Slipstream Potentials in Amanda Strong’s Biidaaban," analyzes Michif artist Amanda Strong's stop-motion film about urban syrup making Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes) (2018). Biidaaban is set in a world ravaged by environmental destruction and state oppression (that is to say, a more or less realistic world), but it rejects nihilism and despondency. Matthew's essay examines how embodied practices—from syrup making to stop-motion animating—can create new, more just worlds.
March 29, 2022