Maybe Somewhere West is a photographic installation where a playful landscape is used as a stage to questioned how the naming of place relates to stereotypes found within the gender binary. Through found materials, photographs, and projections I am examining the interchangeable nature of virtual and material consumption of nature, while omitting any specific locale. The nameless landscape becomes an escape as well as a barrier, displaying the complexities of ingrained gender language. The term “namelessness” describe the unmarked purity of both the landscape and the androgynous self.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Installations (Art); Photography, Artistic; Artists' books; Gender nonconformity--Pictorial works; Landscapes in art
Imaging Arts (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
Efstathiou, Katie, "Maybe Somewhere West" (2017). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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