Kiera Sherlock Siren

This animation explores the conventions of the villainess and strength within femininity, using a faceless shadow to both portray the siren, and to mock the lack of strong female characters in western animation. This underwater themed narrative plays with the contrast of light and dark, and femininity versus masculinity, allowing the audience a new perspective for the viewing of the female villain.

Heavily influenced by the femme fatale’s of Disney’s Renaissance era, this work distorts the ideas of passive femininity and creates and active role for it’s protagonist. This animation draws on the aesthetics of both independent and mainstream modern western animations, for example The People’s Republic of Animation and Adventure Time, allowing for a unique perspective both theoretically and visually.