Vicky Martin - green light, cabin free
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Not in Kansas is a series of constructed narratives, inspired by the tenacious, self-reliant character Dorothy from the wizard of oz.
her particular narrative resonates with me on multiple levels: she exudes strength and independence but, is also vulnerable and willing to accept and admit to experiencing feelings of self-doubt.
Dorothy is not a one-dimensional character, and it is her nuanced personality, created not just in baum's original text, but also in her near-mythical status in popular culture, that i seek to explore and convey to the viewer.
in particular, her journey of self-discovery overcomes fear and loneliness to become empowered and assertive in a strange land, inspired me to create narratives which blur the boundaries between fantasy and truth, offering scenarios within which the protagonist wrestles with feelings of confidence, determination and boldness but is conflicted with ideas of isolation, detachment and fear.