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warrior girl

Kate Beynon’s tussle with language

Stuart Koop

KATE BEYNON, Li Ji Warrior Girl, 2000 (details), animated video.

Given Kate Beynon's abiding interest in calligraphy, cartoons, graffiti and Japanese manga it was probably inevitable that she would animate her drawings at some stage, in fact, her recent work Li Ji Warrior Girl, 2000 - digital animation of her still drawings - is a tribute to these popular graphic formats but also a watershed for ideas that have developed over several years. Li Ji, warrior girl, is a contemporary heroine living…

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