Approved: 04.10.2011

Katie Goodwin

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Approved: 04.10.2011

My mainly moving image based practice involves reanimating found cinematic 'moments'. My background as an editor on visual effects films informs this practice. A film editor's role is to reorder and transform raw material. I continue to use this editorial process as part of my artistic strategy. Most of my source material is gleaned from the 'cutting room floor'. Recycling waste is a persistent underlying

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  • Location: Tadley, South East
  • Artforms: Film & video
  • Tags: animation, digital, installation, kubrick, painting
 

Artist Statement

My mainly moving image based practice involves reanimating found cinematic 'moments'. My background as an editor on visual effects films informs this practice. A film editor's role is to reorder and transform raw material. I continue to use this editorial process as part of my artistic strategy. Most of my source material is gleaned from the 'cutting room floor'. Recycling waste is a persistent underlying theme in my practice. I feel these otherwise lost or discarded moments need to be seen and exposed to an audience. It is hard to describe why I am attracted to particular 'moments' rather than others but I shall turn to Roland Barthes' words to help explain this attraction, there is a certain punctum, that 'stings or pricks' me: 'it animates me, and I animate it'. Rescuing a 'moment' from ignorance and reanimating it is a form of bringing it alive - a kind of 'memento vivere'. As celluloid succumbs to the pixel, the endless bombardment of the accelerated cinematic image seems ever more intense. Each blockbuster movie seems bigger, faster and more explosive than the last. In my practice I seek to use the tools and language of contemporary cinema to make a space in between for what Deleuze describes as the “not-yet-thought”. Dust, light and speed or lack of it are recurrent subjects and themes in my 'animation-paintings'. Within this 'whirlwind of imageries', being given time to really look is a rare thing. It allows the audience to breathe and be seduced by the 'moment'.

CV & Education

Group exhibitions 2011 - Bloomberg New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace & Site Gallery & ICA, Sheffield & London 2011 - Futura Oblique, The Nunnery, London 2011 - Students, Patients, Paupers, LSE, London Residencies 2011 - Pixel Palace Residency, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle Competitions, prizes and awards 2011 - Jealous Print Prize, Wimbledon, London Educational experience - tertiary 2011 - MA Fine Art (Distinction), Wimbledon College of Art, London 2001 - BA Fine Art & Art History, Goldsmiths College, London