Loa & behold: voice ghosts in the new technoculture

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Gilson, Jools
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This article suggests that the use of femininity and voice in digital art practice has a powerful potential to conjure provocative spaces in the new technoculture. Using a range of theoretical writers including Margaret Morse, Nell Tenhaaf, Simon Penny, Brenda Laurel and Sue-Ellen Case, the article traces contemporary thought on femininity, technology and voice. Gilson-Ellis uses her own choreographic / poetic practice as examples in these discussions. Through an adaptation of Sue-Ellen Case's proposal of the voudou vever and the loa, the article suggests that the voice in relation to writing and new technologies has a radical potential to open up alternative kinds of spaces in digital art practice.
Collected in: Jools Gilson-Ellis (2002) 'Loa & Behold: Voice Ghosts in the New Technoculture' In: Colin Beardon & Lone Malmborg (eds). Digital Creativity: A Reader. Oxford & New York: Taylor & Francis, pp. 229 - 240. isbn: 9780415579681
Jools Gilson , Jools Gilson-Ellis , Richard Povall , half/angel , The Secret Project , Spinstren , Mouthpiece , Dance , Choreography , New technology
Gilson-Ellis, J. (2001) 'Loa and behold: voice ghosts in the new technoculture', Digital Creativity, 12(2), pp. 77-88. doi: 10.1076/digc.
© 2001 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Digital Creativity, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1076/digc.