Pick of the Week 2015

April's Guest Editor: Katy Conner

Every month we invite a Guest Editor to select our Pick of the Week feature. Chosen from the activities listed in our events pages they select highlights from across the region.

This March we welcome artist Katy Conner.

Katy Connor is an artist exploring the poetic threshold between digital and physical form. At the heart of her practice is an acknowledgement of the profound shift in material relations, from an industrial to a post-industrial society. Her work considers how this shift into a digital age of information flow affects us materially, perceptually and experientially; how our lives are mediated by technologies in a dynamic both alienating and empowering.

Katy studied Contemporary Cultural studies at Birmingham University, UK. After working in film and television for some years, she developed her artistic practice, gaining her MA from Dartington College of Arts in 2009. Now based in Bristol, she has a studio at Spike Island.

Katy’s work has been exhibited at Transmediale, Berlin; VIVID, Birmingham; New York Institute of Technology; New Art Gallery, Walsall; Plymouth Art Centre & Permanent Gallery, Brighton. She won the Digital Media bursary at Exeter Phoenix in 2009, and was shortlisted for the Lumen Prize in 2013. She is currently working on a commission with Double Elephant print studio.

In October she will be going on a three week artist residency to the remote Arctic; exploring this shifting geo-political landscape through both technological and tactile means.

Katy is a PhD candidate in Experimental Media Research at Bournemouth University. Exploring the translation of blood through processes of microscopy, computational modeling, and 3D print, she uses these forms to quietly unravel the logic of science and its quest for certainty and self-replication. (see photo).




Image: Katy Connor, Untitled_Force, a fragment, Nylon 3D Print, lightbox, Microscopic scan of blood, translated (2012-2015)

What's On

The Artizan Garden Salon Open Show

7 Lucius Street

Friday 02 February 2018 – Sunday 23 December 2018

Portrait Art Sessions

The Old School, Newent Road, Highnam, Gloucester, GL2 8DG

Wednesday 25 April 2018 – Wednesday 19 December 2018

Workshops at The Guild at 51

The Guild at 51, 51 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT

Thursday 03 May 2018 – Monday 31 December 2018

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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