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Of learning to be a woman in the world, Catharine MacKinnon writes, "You learn that language does not belong to you ... that you cannot use it to say what you know. [You develop the habit] of not saying what you know until you forget it." Islander explores this assertion through dreamscape of shifting images and identities, reframing Homer's Odyssey through a feminist lens.

Alix Anne Shaw is a multi-media visual artist and poet. A graduate of Yale University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she has exhibited internationally at galleries including the Richard Gray Gallery in Chicago, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in California, Kriti Gallery in India, and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in South Korea. Shaw is currently based in Milwaukee.

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