Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Resolutions 3Global Networks of Video$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ming-Yuen S. Ma and Erika Suderburg

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816670826

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816670826.001.0001

Show Summary Details

The Evil Eye of Adolescence

The Evil Eye of Adolescence

Chapter:
(p.121) 10 The Evil Eye of Adolescence
Source:
Resolutions 3
Author(s):

Laurence A. Rickels

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816670826.003.0010

This chapter discusses Diana Thater’s video installation Electric Mind (1996). The installation not only refers to earlier incarnations of the story or idea in other media, but staggers and fragments them in their ensemble. First, there is the ready-made Pat Murphy short story “Rachel in Love,” on which Thater bases her screenplay for Electric Mind. The screenplay is a classic adaptation that adheres to the story’s happy-ending containment of its volatile premise. But in the video portion or installation, she takes it away. Thater also describes her work as an attack upon the guilty assumption of a unifying narrative perspective.

Keywords:   video installation, video art, Diana Thater, Electric Mind

Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.