AN UNSOUND MIMICRY

BY KATIE PAINE

Katie Paine will undertake a residency to develop the project An Unsound Mimicry. This project considers the role language plays as a tool for communication and human understanding.  Paine’s work uses prose embedded within installation to evoke alternate engagements with institutional bodies of knowledge. She creates fictions to explore our collective conceptualisation of time and the way systems of meaning-making are culpable of perpetuating fraught narratives: particularly regarding our understanding of history. The acts of speaking, reading and writing function as tools used to communicate information: An Unsound Mimicry critically considers the fallible, porous and mutable potential embedded in each of these systems.

Throughout the residency, the Ferryman’s Hut will become a studio space to create performance, installation and a body of fiction.

 

An Unexpected Line of Inquiry

An Unexpected Line of Inquiry is an informal discussion group taking place as part of Katie Paine’s Metro Arts residency, An Unsound Mimicry. This project explores the nature of artistic research by giving voice to ideas that sit outside practitioner’s primary discourses. This online ‘meeting’ allows for artists, writers and researchers to come together to discuss the more tangential aspects of their research: ideas considered aberrant, irrelevant or unresolved.

The first meeting will be held on Monday 8th June at 11am. If you would like to be involved, please contact Katie at katielouisepaine@gmail.com

WHERE

Working from home

WHEN

June – July 2020

THE ARTIST

Katie Paine

Katie Paine is a Naarm/ Melbourne-based artist and writer whose practice investigates systems of meaning-making, specifically, the role images and language play in constructing narrative. Within her work Paine uses text, drawing, video, assemblage and installation to explore our collective conceptualisation of time and the way systems of meaning-making are culpable of perpetuating fraught narratives, particularly in relation to our understanding of history. 

Paine has exhibited at Bus Projects, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Kings ARI, Blindside ARI, Seventh Gallery, Daine Singer, Irene Rose Gallery and La Trobe Art Institute. Using writing as a mode of artistic practice alongside criticism, Paine has written for institutions such as Next Wave, Bus Projects, Nicholas Projects, Un Projects, Art Almanac and Art and Australia.

Artist website: www.katielouisepaine.com