From provocation to poignancy: affect and the maternal body in Undressing My Mother
Undressing My Mother contains a series of unsettling formal conflicts, as between the unspeaking (often headless) woman on the screen and the intimate voice-over. Yet the seemingly contradictory elements all help to downplay the potential provocations of the mother's body and convey her sense of loss.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-06-01
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