News from Sep 09, 2019
Kathleen Loock’s video essay “Reproductive Futurism and the Politics of the Sequel” will be shown on September 11 at the Besides the Screen Festival taking place in Vitória, Brazil, from September 9-12 (http://besidesthescreen.com/programacao_mostra/). Her videographic work was selected for screening among more than 1,200 submissions. The video essay examines the politics underlying the gendered past and future of Blade Runner 2049 (Villeneuve, 2017). It argues that the sequel form endorses an ideology of reproductive futurism that normalizes stereotypical gender scripts and perpetuates nostalgic notions of family, heterosexuality, and biological reproduction.
“Reproductive Futurism and the Politics of the Sequel” has also been accepted for publication in the online, open peer review journal [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies 6.3 (2019): http://mediacommons.org/intransition/intransition-journal-videographic-film-moving-image-studies-63-2019.