Strong, Weak and Strange (2015)

15:00 single projection on split wall; macro video, field recording, cello

A video split between two walls about tiny materials and using sound to bridge life at different scales. Part of OUTRO: Go Play Outside! at ACRE Projects.

From curator Ross Jordan: Her approach is the same as the childhood scientist that live(d/s) in all of us, who combed the house and front yard for interesting subjects. Katherine transforms bursting and bubbling experiments with water, oil, milk, hair, soil, Tums ®, grass, and sand into dramatic audio/visual projects that envelope spaces.

I was thinking everything was fine (2015)

8:15; video, field recording

Two night walks joined into one: simultaneously on a boat in the middle of the Baltic Sea and on a road in the rural midwest United States.

beginnings of endings (2012) (2012)

macro video, close-up recordings around the house

In beginnings of endings (2012), sound and image are used together to construct a materiality for tiny worlds. I wanted to evoke vulnerability and empathy by enveloping the audience in a heightened, tactile and imaginary version of what the world at this scale might sound like, feel like. The macro lens tends to draw us into an investigation of the material qualities of what is pictured; the sound in beginnings further explores and describes a potential materiality of the captured landscapes, objects and creatures.

By incorporating the subtly human element of “performed” sound (recorded while manipulating household objects), pairing images with sounds that are simultaneously appropriate and slightly disconcerting, and using a highly saturated sound palette, the sound brings a physicality and weight to the threats inherent to life on a small scale.