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I just thought justin bieber looked so radiant today that I *had* to make an 8-bit portrait of him~
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Marina did an excellent job with The Archetypes. I noticed that the shoot for the “Su-Barbie-A” or “Housewife” archetype resembles the photograph of Sylvia Plath (right) with her two children in 1963. During this time, women faced “societal pressures to devote themselves to being housewives.” It was an identity imposed upon many women and often those with higher ambitions were ashamed to admit their dissatisfaction with the lives they were leading and felt as if there were something wrong with them. This can be seen in Sylvia Plath’s semi-autobiographical novel The Bell Jar. Esther Greenwood, the main character, is presented with numerous achievements and opportunities. However, there is always an underlying feeling of futility surrounding her because, despite all she has achieved, she is destined for the life of a housewife. In Marina And The Diamonds’ “Part 3: The Archetypes,” an eerily robotic voice reveals the inner struggle: “
I haveQueen of no identity. I always feel like someone else.” This message is once again delivered in “Part 5: Su-Barbie-A,” which features a young housewife standing in front of a nice suburban home. Her face is not visible (it remains in the darkness for most of the video). At one point in the video, a distant, auto-tuned feminine voice says, “If you’re going to tell me you don’t like this dress I’m sticking my head right in the oven,” something that also seems to allude to Sylvia Plath’s tragic death.
I really do wish that people would realize how complex Electra Heart truly was. The album, story, and character were intricately plotted to study female identity in society.
The Archetypes: “A study in identity and
Quotes Source: http://www.lvc.edu/vhr/2011/Articles/pinke.pdf
I cannot tell you how happy this made me. I’ve been saying that there are SO many allusions to Sylvia Plath in this era.
it’s very nice to see other people get excited over how brilliant Marina’s Archetypes project is (and Electra Heart, of course). There’s a name for what the OP described: the cult of domesticity, and it’s true—many women led dissatisfied, seemingly pointless lives when all they had to do was raise the kids, cook, and clean, at least in more modern times. It used to be that all property a woman owned at the time of marriage was transferred to her husband. This was still somewhat the case up until the 19th century, and women didn’t even have the right to vote in the U.S. until 1920 (only 93 years ago)!
The Feminine Mystique, written by Betty Friedan and published in 1963, was a revolutionary piece of literature that, among addressing sundry subjects, suggested that maybe what women wanted were careers before families, based on surveys Friedan conducted in college a few years prior to the publication of the book. She found that many of her female classmates weren’t all that happy with the housewife life, didn’t find it fulfilling.
The “auto-tuned voice” the OP is referring to in Part 5: Su-Barbie-a is the audio of an old Barbie commercial or two (maybe a sitcom or something in the case of the “sticking my head right in the oven” bit). The video reveals some of the “seedy parts of America,” as Marina put it. Little girls had little to look forward to in life, save marriage and a family. Even the toys around this time (~1950s) were, and still kind of are to this day, preparation for a future as a homemaker: baby dolls that need to be fed/changed, toy ovens/kitchens, toy strollers, etc, and all typically pink/purple/girly. Suburbia equated to an empty life in the eyes of many women, and perhaps that’s why there isn’t all that much in the video for part 5, perhaps that’s why in her Archetypes shoots, Marina breaks the traditional housewife stereotypes during these times, like the photo of her smoking in the kitchen, getting rid of her husband instead of her cat, (all the stuff in another of my conjecture posts), etc, and perhaps this is why Marina is the one with the upper hand, the one in power, the slayer as opposed to the slayed throughout most of her Electra Heart campaign:
- I’m the one who left you, you’re not the one who left me
- Sometimes I ignore you, so I’ll feel in control
- I’m gonna make you fall
- Love is evil
- now that the shoe’s on the other foot (now that the tables have turned)
- ooh, yeah, baby, I know that it hurts, when you’re about to get your just desserts
- drop your knees to the floor, hands to the sky, give a round of applause for the great Miss Y
- I’m gonna be a bubblegum bitch
- got you wrapped around my finger, babe
- you think I’m like the other girls
- and I don’t belong to anyone
- you know I’d rather walk alone than play a supporting role
- if I’m not #1, then I’d rather be lonely
- but I prefer to be alone than live a life that’s not my own
corrected the quotes from the original post, corrections and emphasis added are in bold.