Outer Space acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land where this project takes place, Meanjin, and pays respect to Elders - past, present and emerging. 

Outer Space is proudly supported by 

SHOW AND TELL: KAT CAMPBELL

 

8 June, 2018

Kat Campbell presents the first in a series of public programs by current Outer Space studio residents. Show and Tell invites you to bring an object of significance to share in an intimate, vulnerable but safe group setting.

PLEASE READ BEFORE AGREEING TO ATTEND

Your show and tell object should “remind you of someone you love or have loved.”

Telling your personal stories could be funny or serious, heartwarming or heart breaking. It’s entirely up to you, how you choose to share and what your object means to you. In no particular order, everyone will have up to 3 minutes to talk about their possession during the event. At the beginning of the evening you will be given a number that will be called out at random when it is your time to speak. Once you have shared your stories with us, an intimate portrait of you and your object will be taken elsewhere in the space while others are sharing. These photographs will be used later by the artist.

While the photo series is an important part of the documentation of the evening, it is not mandatory. If you are uncomfortable with having your picture taken, you do not have to participate in this portion of the event.

Kat’s practice is centralized by intimacy, and how mementos, corporeal actions and various installations extend and cultivate intimacy from artist to viewer, or participant to participant. Mementos act as a tangible marker of significant moments, and therefore also in personal narratives. Consider a break up, how mundane items in your home remind you of the other person - how even their toothbrush could affect you. Or maybe a personal belonging of a family member, and how memories of them are attached to that one item. Or maybe it’s simply a jumper you’ve been meaning to give back to a friend (for years) but you like to wear it anyway because it makes you think of them.

Spaces are limited, so if you would like to attend, please respond to this facebook invitation with an email to Kat at katherinecampbell@live.com with your name and mobile number. Please specify if you would not like your photo taken in this email.

Join us on Friday, June 8th upstairs in the Outer Space artist studios for an evening of sharing and tenderness. Refreshments will be provided

Kat Campbell is a recent Honours graduate from the Queensland University of Technology. She has developed a practice that focuses on creating and communicating intimacy through installations, performances, text works and video. Her works use theories of Affect to create works that centralize a moment in her personal narratives, usually through the use of mementos or corporeal performances. Campbell’s works are largely theory based, taking concepts from theories of Affect and psychoanalysis, such as D.W Winnicott’s theories of transitional space and objects. Campbell’s practice has been built around using small gestures and meaningful spaces and objects to retell personal narratives about intimacy, and through audience participation, extend intimacy towards viewers and their own narratives. Apart from Campbell’s creative practice, she is also a founder of the Artist Run Initiative KUNSTBUNKER. Kat has shown her work at institutions such as The Powerhouse and Metro Arts in recent years.