LIEF HALL | LECTURE – PERFORMANCE

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149 W. Hastings
Vancouver, BC
Canada

Mythology, Gender and Cyber-virtual Identity in Pop Music Performance

Lief Hall’s lecture performance will interweave storytelling, video collage, live performance and the artists own musical compositions to explore how mythology, science fiction and virtual embodiment affect the creation of gender identity within popular culture.

Pulling from Judith Butler’s notion of ‘gender performativity’ and Donna Haraway’s ‘Cyborg Manifesto’, the lecture will explore how performative space is re-shaped through technology, and the integration of cyber-virtual identities. Looking at the work of contemporary female pop stars such as Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Hatsune Miku and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Lief Hall explores how the narratives created in pop music play an important role in the creation of contemporary mythology.

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