Vol 31, No 4 (2006)


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nichola feldman-kiss, a graduate of California Institute of the Arts, is a conceptual artist researching body, gaze and identity. Among her digital, analogue, and performance works is the mean body database, an extensive database of self referential surface anthropometry studies. Since 2001, she has produced figurative works from the mean body database that re-imagine the body through computer aided design and manufacturing technologies. Using three-dimensional whole body scans, a digital transparency, and a light box, she has sought to achieve shapes (105x105x20cm), like the one shown here, reducing them to the most minimal bodily attributes so that, while recognizable, they have no specific referent. They recall the body without indicating it.

Her fascination with the disturbing and uncanny aspects of new medical technologies for producing the human body and hybrid life forms is expressed in the chimaera set. First displayed as a part of the exhibition mean body, the chimaera set are a collection of composite figures created from two or more data sets derived from full body scans. feldman-kiss' studio is located in Ottawa, Canada.

Table of Contents


Rebecca Sullivan, Kim Sawchuk


Virtually Queer? Homing Devices, Mobility, and Un/Belongings
Mary Bryson, Lori MacIntosh, Sharalyn Jordan, Hui-Ling Lin
From No Go to No Logo: Lesbian Lives and Rights in Chatelaine
Barbara M. Freeman
"Very Little Wrist Movement": Rock Hudson Acts out Sexual Heterodoxy
Tamar Jeffers McDonald
Bareback Sex: Masculinity, Silence, and the Dilemmas of Gay Health
Thomas Haig
La réprésentation de la sexualité adolescente dans les quotidiens du Canada central et du Chili : Quelles leçons tirer des Conférences du Caire et de Beijing?
Andrea Martinez, Aldo Meneses, Diana Lucía Sarabia
Missing and Murdered Women: Reproducing Marginality in News Discourse
Yasmin Jiwani, Mary Lynn Young

Research in Brief

L'urgence-désir comme engagement
Chantal Nadeau


Reframing the Montreal Massacre: Strategies for Feminist Media Activism
Maureen Bradley


Queer Comes the Bride
Mark Lipton
Love and Marriage
Josephine Mills, Leila Armstrong


Queer Women and the Net Video: Interview with Mary Bryson & Mél Hogan
Mary K. Bryson, Mél Hogan


Witnessing AIDS: Writing, Testimony, and the Work of Mourning
Penelope Ironstone-Catterall
Cyberspaces of Their Own: Female Fandoms Online
Nathan P. Rambukkana
Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media
Sean Gauthier
Out of the Ivory Tower: Feminist Research for Social Change
Candis Steenbergen
That's Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation
Marcos Daniel Moldes
Women and Media: International Perspectives
Anne-Marie Kinahan
Steel Chair to the Head: The Pleasure and Pain of Professional Wrestling
Bart Beaty
Visual Habits: Nuns, Feminism, and American Postwar Popular Culture
Alexandra Boutros
Net.SeXXX. Readings on Sex, Pornography, and the Internet
Eric Champagne
The Soap Opera Paradigm: Television Programming and Corporate Priorities
Paul M Attallah
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