The doctor is in

Ballou, Hannah [Artist] (2018) The doctor is in. Calm Down Dear. 53 min.


The Doctor Is In is a feminist investigation into the performativity of the comic pedant by way of an autobiographical neo-burlesque re-imagination of Il Dottore (the archetype from the commedia dell'arte) as La Dottora, who must negotiate a contemporary landscape of casualised labour, sexism embedded in the academy, and the student-as-consumer model of higher education. How might the scholarliness within feminist comic practice as research produce the very comic material it pretends to analyse? It is an artistic intervention in the conversation surrounding inequality for female-identified academics that phthonically targets hetero-patriarchy induced 'impostor syndrome'.

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