Ida Pettersson

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Scream Queen, 2007

C-print, Dimensions Variable


Within the horror genre the roles of victim and assailant are clearly defined. The victim, a woman who lacks personality and will, screams violently as she is murdered and is hence called the Scream queen. It is common within the horror genre to have clearly defined characters with a fixed position in the hierarchical order of the film. The movie characters are locked positions with predestined ends. The formula for the creation of the characters and their destiny is based on our prejudice towards the Other. The inhabitants of the Horror film world cannot determine the course of their own lives, their fate is already determined in the first frame of film in which they appear.

These photos are performed at Tsukuba University outside Tokyo.

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