Disembodiment and Shame Transforms Itself in Barbeque

Jenny Jokela's art from Barbeque an animated short


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Update: Since this article was published on the 29th of July, the artist, Jenny Jokela let me know that the full film is now available for viewing so it’s been embedded down below. It contains mature adult themes so you’ve been warned.

Jenny Jokela's art fromBarbeque an animated short
Disembodiment and shame transforms itself in BBQ – Jenny Jokela’s art from Barbeque an animated short

Last year, I found Jenny Jokela, a Finnish-Swedish animation director based in London somewhere on the internet, I’m always looking for interesting art and artists. I tried to contact her but she never responded so I put off writing about her. The time is right now to post more about her as this month we have been focusing on body shame and other not so nice feelings of inadequacy and judgement and her project Barbeque is going to be broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK at midnight, 31 July. Barbeque is an animated deep dive into the feelings of shame, disembodiment and coping with post-traumatic stress disorder. Here are some bits and pieces including one of the trailers for the film and now we have the full film embedded below as well.

The Trailer for Jenny Jokela’s Animated Film BARBEQUE

BARBEQUE trailer 1 from Jenny Jokela on Vimeo.

Animation by Jenny Jokela, Music by Sarah Playford and Sound mix by Adam Woodhams

Art gifs from the film

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BARBEQUE – Jenny Jokela

BARBEQUE is my graduation film at Royal College of Art, 2017. Barbeque is the visceral journey about coping with post traumatic stress disorder, exploring and…

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Barbeque

MATURE ADULT THEMES

The film, hand-painted with acrylic paint, visualizes feelings and experiences that might be too difficult or painful to put into words. Shame more often than not presents itself as a loop. In her film, she illustrates this circular process as she explores non-patriarchal ways of expressing female sexuality and femininity.

Credits:

Director, Writer: Jenny Jokela
Producer: Jenny Jokela and Royal College of Art
Composer: Sarah Playford
Sound Mix: Adam Woodhams
Animation Assistants: Ari Ahmed, Cecilia Corzo, Suzanne Matharan, Leigh Salvage,
Rory Brown, Natasza Cetner, Radina Vasileva, Jennifer Boulter, Ipe Kalliomäki, Noemi
Varga, Jennifer Kidd, Georgi Stamenov, Dan Castro

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What do you think? If you want to dig deeper into the topic of shame, check out the following articles and the latest podcast. You can find my exploration on my changing body and body shame here, an article on perception here and Chrissy Miller’s article My Beautiful Ugly Foot here. Listen to Conscious Life Space’s Podcast Conversations recent interview Driven by Shame & Fame, with Julie Creffield here.

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