Tag: kathrine worel
Jenga, archival digital print from the series Frontiers in collaboration with Luther Thie
New Frontier and Private Property, archival digital prints from Frontiers with Luther Thie. A selection images depicting Merced and Malibu, two distinct communities in California, one reeling from the miscalculations of market speculation, the other struggling with the effects of climate change-read a little more about this series ‘here‘
Cultural fluidity today is taken for granted; we are steeped in the flotsam and jetsam of the “global village” and however manifested, these adaptations are part of an evolution in our thought and daily life. Besides exploring the melding and appropriation of the surface trappings of “exotic” cultures or religions these images celebrate unexpected manifestations of the divine in everyday life and situations. The photos are inspired in part by the discovery of Prada yoga mats, the numerous social implications thereof, and a … Read More »
Triptych | Trinity a performance by proxy for the CrossCut Humane Slaughter Acts Performance Festival held at the Slaughter House Space in Healdsburg CA.
For this work the performance are is staged with a vintage school desk atop which rests a cassette player. Each of the three performers take turns picking up the player, moving front and center and playing a recorded true* story from my time at Catholic school.
The following is a short excerpt from Story 1–The Library: It’s weird how clearly I remember walking into the library that day, and not just cause of what happened, I think I’d remember that day even if all we did was read. That’s cause it was fall, right in-between coming back to school after summer and before going on Christmas holidays and when we opened the big wooden doors into the library it … Read More »
Gallery assistant Dasha Matsura activates the The Winner at Art Engine Gallery–a select few are allowed to ride the rocking horse as part of a “mean girl” game of access as power.
Drawing Down, recycled motor oil, vitrine, linen and natural light. Dimensions variable, shown here at Spare Change Artist Space 2013
To draw down is to deplete by using or spending, here the act is alluded to as the linen slowly absorbs the oil, darkens and obscures the light and view from the window.
There are more microbes in a teaspoon of soil than there are people on the earth. – James J. Hoorman & Rafiq Islam, OSU Extension
THE SOIL, too—let others pen-and-ink the sea, the air, (as I sometimes try)—but now I feel to choose the common soil for theme—naught else. – Walt Whitman
3rd iteration of Colony 2019, valise, soil, self portrait, post-cards, compostable bags and wood.
Colony, (2nd iteration) at the Garage in San Francisco, CA 2006
Colony is an ongoing, iterative social work and sculpture wherein soil acts as proxy for the artistic body. Guests are encouraged to take “seed” soil from the installation and colonize their land with microorganisms from mine. Pre-addressed and stamped postcards are provided to track the soil diaspora. Significant gestures & objects are appropriated and repurposed in effect “colonizing” art history, religious ritual and universal gifting customs.