[KINDLE] ❦ Branding Girls ➚ Laura Madeline Wiseman – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Branding Girls delves into consumerism brands and advertising while using the ekphrasis to respond to contemporary women artists and their work“Laura Madeline Wiseman’s brave new book Branding Gir Branding Girls delves into consumerism brands and advertising while using the ekphrasis to respond to contemporary women artists and their work“Laura Madeline Wiseman’s brave new book Branding Girls offers us a mercurial and unflinching exploration of the commodification of the body reduced to a vessel of projections to a commercial brand naturally but also wearing the brand the wound of the animal possessed And with possession comes the animation the childlike doll play the habitation by foreign spirits Part of the power and pathos of these investigations lies in their restraint and tonal complexity the asbestos of their wit the intelligence of detail that illuminates even as it mystifies the closeness with which objectification haunts the desiring imagination A rare thing This book will widen the gaze that reads it” Bruce Bond author of Radiography and Peal“Brand as in a mark Branded as in burned on an animal a criminal someone enslaved Branding as in a trademarking a commodification In Laura Madeline Wiseman’s terrifying Branding Girls the poet demonstrates that our femininity is defined by advertising name brands and material desires From the figure of the Japanese “elevator girls” we learn that contemporary women are in danger of becoming a series of negations ‘Not geisha Not madams Not call girls or masseuses Not school girls in pleated skirts’ I love this collection for the same reasons I love TV’s “Mad Men” its elegance its dark humor and its pain” Jehanne Dubrow author of Stateside and From the Fever World.
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