This month, artist Kathryn Elkin will be presenting her new single-channel video work titled ‘Queen’ at BALTIC 39 in Gateshead.
Despite ‘Queen’ being created during her time as Warwick Stafford Fellow at Northumbria University during 2017/2018, Kathryn Elkin is a graduate of Glasgow School Of Art and Goldsmiths College.
Currently based in Berwick Upon Tweed, her video and performance pieces include improvising and role-playing, as well as experimenting with the ‘out-take’ and clowning while on set. She’s heavily interested in shared cultural memory – as created by popular music, cinema, and television – and is fascinated by how this melds to biographical memory.
Elkin’s works typically manifest through citing a referent (such as an artist, a song, a performer or a writer) and then applying personal methods of translation, transcription and representation.
Elkin was a participant in BBC project: ‘Artists in the Archive’ in 2014 and also completed an exhibition at CCA Glasgow named ‘Television’ in 2016. Her work has been frequently shown around the UK including at Tate Modern, ICA, Transmission, Collective Gallery, S1 and CCA Derry.
As well as her exhibition, there will be a seminar day held on Saturday 1st December which will include a screening event created in response to Elkin’s new work by Lux Co-director Maria Palacious Cruz, a presentation by Dr Erika Balsom on authenticity, and a collection of performances from peers and collaborating artists Elkin met and spoke to during her fellowship.
Kathryn Elkin’s ‘Queen’ will be on display at BALTIC 39, Gateshead until Sunday 16th December.
For further information, please head to baltic.art.