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.

WHERE

The Ferryman’s Hut

WHEN

June 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