AN URBAN WALKABOUT WITH CINDY SHERMAN'S PHOTOGRAPH, "UNTITLED #466, 2008”

Authors

  • Sandra Elaine Filippelli University of British ColumbiaDept. of Language and Literacy Education

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18432/ari29565

Keywords:

fiction, fiction as research, narrative voice, interiority, interior monologue, empathetic engagement, Cindy Sherman, pandemic, COVID virus

Abstract

In this article, the narrator of the story immerses herself in the interiority of a character depicted in a Cindy Sherman portrait on an art gallery wall. The narrator invites the character out of the photograph and immerses her in the pandemic-stricken city outside. In this way, the author engages with contemporary visual art while composing fictional text as literary art. Her encounter with the photograph becomes an aesthetic visual and literary investigation of art, text, and characterization set against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 crisis.

Author Biography

Sandra Elaine Filippelli, University of British ColumbiaDept. of Language and Literacy Education

Sandra Filippelli’s interests include poetic inquiry, creative writing, art education, and art research. She has published in Art/Research International, Poetic Inquiry: Enchantment of Place, Poetic Inquiry as Social Justice and Political Response, Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art, and other journals. She is a PhD Candidate in Language and Literacy, University of British Columbia.

Published

2021-04-22

How to Cite

Filippelli, S. E. (2021). AN URBAN WALKABOUT WITH CINDY SHERMAN’S PHOTOGRAPH, "UNTITLED #466, 2008”. Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal, 6(1), 132–150. https://doi.org/10.18432/ari29565