If ya liked it, then you shoulda made a video: Beyoncé Knowles, YouTube and the public sphere of images

Kirsten Pullen

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Abstract

The article focuses on the concept of public sphere in the context of the amateur videos of artist "Beyoné Knowles. It cites the Internet videos of Knowles' songs such "Single Ladies" and "If I Were a Boy" which suggests how corporate media products belong to a public sphere of images. It notes the tensions between commercialism and democratic exchange and how dancing bodies intersect with traditional notions of dance performance, enabling counterpublics based on joyful images.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-153
Number of pages9
JournalPerformance Research
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • PERFORMANCES
  • DANCE
  • ARTISTS
  • INTERNET videos
  • SINGLE Ladies (Music)
  • IF I Were a Boy (Music)
  • BEYONCE, 1981-

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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