Copyright © 2011, Kate Elliott.

Urination Liberation 2

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In a forest, the leaves gently moving in the wind, the faint sound of birds singing. A figure in the distance stands, leaning one arm against a large oak tree. Their back to the viewer, the figure simultaneously intercepts and becomes part of the surrounding environment.

In Urination Liberation 2 (2012) Kate explores ideas surrounding the archetypal image of man’s place in nature and, through the act of urination, tries to challenge the ways in which gender stereotypes have become symptomatic of rigid segregation. The work aims to unsettle the constitutional divide between male and female and raise questions about the fluidity of gender identity, and the relationship between the public and private and the natural and built environments, in a contemporary and intimate context.

Single channel video with sound.