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The View from (T)here

Majerus, Alexandra (2017) The View from (T)here. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Majerus, Alexandra

A View from (T)here is an interdisciplinary project that examines the interconnections between landscape, colonialism, identity, visual culture, and tourism, primarily in Barbados but also considering the Caribbean as a whole. It challenges the first-world construct of paradise, imposed upon the Caribbean through tourism, rendering the region into a homogenous space disconnected from time. A View from (T)here draws upon a thread of subversion found in Caribbean theory, literature and art production in order to contest the dominant construct. This body of artwork re-presents landscape, and its metaphors, through strategies of story-telling, ambiguity and repetition; using photography, sound, video and installation, creating a site at the intersection of identity, landscape, geo-politics and aesthetics. These operations attempt to symbolically reclaim the landscape and re-negotiate subjectivity, while implicating the viewers as participants in the artwork to put into question the power dynamics of north / south.

Date: 20 April 2017
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 16:21
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 23:15
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1607

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