Professor Kimberly Lamm Published in "Fashion and Motherhood"

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Kimberly Lamm recently published the article “The Fascinance of the Maternal Gaze: Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s Woodshock” in the collection Fashion and Motherhood: Image, Material, Identity, edited by Laura Snelgrove. The article analyses the film Woodshock (2017), the first full-length feature film directed by Kate and Laura Mulleavy, sisters and self-taught designers of the fashion line Rodarte. The designs of the Mulleavy sisters are known for their unabashed adoration of femininity, and Lamm argues that Woodshock--a wild, hallucinatory film that takes place among the California redwoods and the drug-infused world of Humboldt county—is one point from which to begin understanding the feminist stakes of their work. By drawing on Bracha L. Ettinger’s concept of “fascinance”, the gaze of fascination between the daughter-girl and the woman-mother that allows them to see each other with loving adoration, Lamm shows how Woodshock creates a loving cinematic gaze in which femininity is recognized for its depth, complexity, strength, and value. 


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