By No Other Name
By No Other Name explores the visualization of belief as a pillar of spirituality, tradition, and folklore. By examining the Southern landscape as a mythological place ripe with evidence and markings of stories past, this project documents the experiences of the people who search for meaning that the natural world can provide them.
Cassandra Klos (b. 1991) is a fine art and editorial visual storyteller. A New Englander at heart, she grew up in New Hampshire where she gained a greater appreciation for the natural world, space, and the diversity of the human experience. Her work often focuses on interrogating the validity of photography by means of simulated histories and dual realities, breathing life into situations where visual manifestations may not be available. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and in countries such as Switzerland, South Africa, Nigeria. Notably she has held solo exhibitions at the Griffin Museum of Photography and the Boston Public Library in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Cassilhaus Collection in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her work has been published in TIME, National Geographic, Wired, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Outside Magazine, among others.
In keeping with Duke University’s COVID-19 plan which includes instituting a series of social distancing practices to protect the health and continuity of the community, the public events, performances, and screenings for the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts Spring Thesis Exhibition have been postponed to the Fall 2020 semester. Updated information and schedule details will be posted here, and additionally at mfaeda.duke.edu and across MFA|EDA, Duke Arts, and exhibition venue social media platforms.