Reflecting the androgynous perspective through art: (a phenomenological exegesis by an epicene artist)

Chris Somers xxy

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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The thesis is the presentation of my life experiences in narrative form and through my own photographic artworks – It is a comprehensive impression of the journey of an intersexed artist who lives in an unforgiving world. Because the photographs often display the naked body, there is a danger of them being construed as pornographic, or at least as merely a commercial enterprise because of photography's easy reproducibility. My photographic artwork however is done as a pure art form and endeavours to reveal a part of the human experience that has had very little acknowledgment in society except through mythology and the rare specialist academic texts. It provides the reader with the chance to see the giant panorama of the intersexed person, hitherto mostly unseen and of which most has been kept from the public gaze inclusive of the affected individuals whose existence for the large part of human history has been and still is locked in secrecy.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2003


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