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The Representation of the Female Body in the Multimedia Works of Regina José Galindo

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Artículo de revistaLavery, Jane ; Bowskill, Sarah. (University of Southampton, UK ; Queen's University, Belfast ). The Representation of the Female Body in the Multimedia Works of Regina José Galindo Bulletin of Latin American Research , enero 2012 vol. 31 no. 1 p. 51-64. Palabras claves:
América Latina
Guatemala
Literatura | Mujer y Estudios de Género
Regina José Galindo / Artista multimedia / Abyección / Grotesco / Cuerpo
Siglo XXI

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The female body is central to the performance art, poetry and blog site interventions of Guatemalan Regina José Galindo. While Galindo is best known for her performance work, this article compares the hereto overlooked, distinctive and often shocking representations of the female body across her multimedia outputs. We first consider the ways in which, in all three media, Galindo presents an ‘excessive’, carnivalised, grotesque and abject female body. Second, we analyse representations of the female body that has been subjected to violence at a private and public level. In so doing, we show how Galindo not only contests hegemonic visions of gender and (national) identity but also challenges the viewer/reader to engage with, rather than look away from, the violence to which women are subjected in patriarchal society.

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