Monday, February 8, 2021

Creating Communitas: African American Doll Bloggers Animate Black Dolls as Sites of Signification

A still capture from Rod and Danielle's Wedding animated by the late Vanessa Morrison of Fashion Dolls at Van's Doll Treasures is featured in the YouTube video below.
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If you missed Paulette Richards' Zoom presentation on Monday, February 1, 2021, the YouTube recording can be viewed at your leisure.

YouTube Description: "This study by Paulette Richards explores the work of three African American [artists] who maintained doll blogs and animated their dolls in short video narratives between 2010 and 2015: Fashion Dolls at Van's Doll TreasuresHey It's Muff, and Roxanne's Dolls

I attended the live presentation and found Paulette's comparison of doll animation and puppetry fascinating. I hope you will, too. 





 
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