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Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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New York: Dina Litovsky Bachelorette, the Rite of Passage

New York: Dina Litovsky Bachelorette, the Rite of Passage | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In the last decade, the bachelorette party has become a ubiquitous rite of passage for a bride. Through this ritual, the bride-to-be is initiated into the role of a wife by her friends in a fascinating twist on traditional gender roles. The women celebrate their friend’s commitment by engaging in outwardly ‘masculine’ behavior, signifying that a woman has as much sexual freedom to lose as her partner. A ritual attempting to reinforce relationships among women is performed in a conventionally atypical female way- through a night of sexual games and indulgent drinking.

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35 Years as the Unofficial Photographer of Transgendered Life

35 Years as the Unofficial Photographer of Transgendered Life | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Mariette Pathy Allen’s 35-year journey documenting the transgendered community had a serendipitous beginning.

In 1978, Allen and her husband went on a trip to New Orleans and happened to stay in the same inn as a group of cross-dressers. One morning after breakfast, the group began taking pictures by the swimming pool, and Allen, already with her camera equipment, gently asked if she could take a few shots as well.

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A Heavy Bass Beat, a Wreath of Smoke, an Aura of Sweat

A Heavy Bass Beat, a Wreath of Smoke, an Aura of Sweat | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

"Interior. Leather Bar." is a sly conceptual coup d’art and a deeply sincere exploration of masculinity and its discontents, with a little hot sex thrown in. The movie’s ostensible point of departure is 40 minutes of graphic footage of S-and-M that the director William Friedkin was forced to edit out of “Cruising,” his 1980 thriller with Al Pacino, to avoid an X rating. Inspired by what they rather cryptically term the mythology of “Cruising,” Mr. Franco and Mr. Mathews have set out to reimagine this excised material.

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