Installation Documentation (Detail)
Video, Surround Sound, 35mm Slide Projections, Glass, Sand, Plywood
Exhibited at the Perry Family Event Center in the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art as a part of the California College of the Arts 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition
Hostility, hospitality, stranger, guest and enemy share the same etymological root – hostis. While the shifting boundaries of land subdivision in North America transform public space into private property, they simultaneously underscore the immense physical potency of our environmental imagination and demarcate charged spaces for encounter. In this episodic series of immersive installations, Kathryn explores the tacit connections between soil and semantics and the role of language in the facilitation of relationships between individuals, practices of territorialization, as well as the way in which these linguistic encounters are subtly encoded into the landscape.
3 channel video projection exhibited in a shipping container during the AICAD Symposium, “Exploring Science in the Studio,” San Francisco, CA, November 2015