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Disembodiment and Shame Transforms Itself in Barbeque

Last year, I found Jenny Jokela 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.

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 visualizing feelings of disembodidment and shame. Music Sarah Playford Sound…

Instagram Art

Found this old line test from my film Barbeque, back when I hadnt learnt to paint small and had to go A3 😂 excited to attend @annecyfestival and @animafestzg in a couple of weeks 💫💫

A post shared by Jenny Jokela (@jokelajenny) on

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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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