Vividcon 2010
2010 Race and Representation in Vidding

Visual markers of racial, ethnic, and cultural identity are inscribed on the bodies vidders use to tell their stories. What are the political and social implications of the choices that vidders make? What narratives of resistance and subversion can be told, and what stereotypes and oppressions get perpetuated? How do the racial and cultural dynamics within fandom affect vidding and its creators? How can we analyze vids through anti-racist, anti-orientalist, post-colonial, and subaltern studies lenses? From a vidder's technical standpoint: what are the editorial and creative issues you need to take into consideration when vidding characters of color? What implication do music and song choice have? Is there a different approach when you're vidding a character not of your own cultural or ethnic background, and what guidelines or mental reminders have proven useful to you? Paired with panel. Note: the VJs feel that some vids in this vidshow may contain triggering content. VJs: talitha78 and Deepa D.

# Title Vidder(s) Song (if different) Artist Fandom(s) Duration Download URL
1 Paper Planes thedeadparrot M.I.A. Avatar: the Last Airbender 0:00:00
Celebrating Toph.
2 Onyx Balistik multi Multi 0:02:22
Vidder's summary: Highlight of black characters in movies.
3 Jesus Walks Sheila Kayne West Angel 0:04:17
About Charles Gunn.
4 Persona Shati Blue Man Group Heroes 0:04:11
The man sometimes known as Bob the Haitian.
5 That Was Another Country Kass The Innocence Mission Lost 0:02:20
A portrait of Hugo Reyes.
6 Needs tearful eye Empty Amanda Ghost Multi 0:04:33
Vidder's summary: Loving & fighting, the martial arts woman.
7 32 Keely Oedipus Regina Spektor Stargate Atlantis 0:02:42
Teyla and Atlantis.
8 Sawatte Kawatte Laura Shapiro Spitz Heroes 0:03:30
Vidder's Summary: Hiro needs Ando.
9 Khwaab dragonchic The Dream Niraj Chag Slumdog Millionaire 0:04:06
Salim, Latika, and Jamal.
10 King of Spain kuwdora King Spain Moxy Früvous Little Mosque on the Prairie 0:03:23
Celebrating Amaar Rashid.
11 How Much Is That Geisha in the Window? Lierdumoa Boyd's Journey Damon Albarn and Michael Nyman Firefly 0:02:19
Vidder's summary: An ode to the invisible Asians of Firefly.
12 That's Not My Name Kita The Ting Tings Multi 0:03:00
Vidder's summary: Heroines of Color: The meta, the ass-kickingness, the fail, and the pretty.
13 Origin Stories Gianduja Kiss and Thuvia Ptarth Coffee Aesop Rock & John Darnielle Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer 0:03:32
Vidder's summary: It's Nikki Wood's fucking coat.
14 Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers of Death (Part 4) hapex-legomena Wu-Tang Clan The Lord of the Rings 0:04:03
RaceFail '09 and orcing out.
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