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SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY - “castle_of_the_white_prince" or an_offer_i_couldnt_accept.mp4

“castle_of_the_white_prince” or an_offer_i_couldnt_accept.mp4

A statement by the artist

“X. Around 2016, SHAWNÉ finished and uploaded “castle_of_the_white_prince” or an_offer_i_couldnt_accept.mp4. The layers of found video were collected from Youtube and Xtube and possibly other free video sites, and manipulated by the artist. The found videos were mostly edited on the now defunct, classic version of Youtube Creator Studio, an in-browser video editor for content creators. The music and text in this work was made by the artist. It has three distinct sections: an interrogation of “the good life” as described by Lauren Berlant—“the attrition of a fantasy, a collectively invested form of life” [4]; a decision made, plunging into a waterfall; and the realization of an impasse, traveling through unintelligible space, dense fog, uncertainty.”

via Kathy Cho for The Kitchen OnScreen


SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY is a new media artist from Chicago, IL. Her work uses BDSM as a lens to examine the conventions of computer science and programming. HOLLOWAY is a black queer poet, powerlifter, and leatherdyke.

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