Art Talk: Series 2 - Katharine Meynell
‘Art Talk’ is a weekly talk series that features invited artists, curators, critics and other thinkers of national and international standing, exploring how contemporary art interacts with the social, political and philosophical dimensions of the contemporary world and where it intersects with other disciplines and discourses.
Working as an artist since the late 1970’s Katherine Meynell’s works drift between material media, emerging as performances, bookworks, video installation and drawings. These are often in series, as records of precarious things.
Video installations include: ‘Moonrise’ Tate Liverpool & Cornerhouse; ‘A book for a performance’ AIR Gallery & ICP New York; ‘Eat’ and ‘Vampire (s) eat’ Kettles Yard Bluecoat & Film Museum, Amsterdam; ‘Light Water Power’ (with Alistair Skinner) Lux, London; ‘The Island Bell’ Harris Museum, Preston; ‘Può dirmi dove devo scendere?’ British School at Rome (where I was Abbey Fellow 2003/4); It’s inside’ Café Gallery London; ‘Nightshots’ Fieldgate Gallery, London, and ‘bread tunny iceberg’ at P3 London.
Publications include: It’s inside, Marion Boyars, 2005, coinciding with a solo exhibition at the Café Gallery, examining issues of representing illness (funded by the Wellcome Trust). Meynell have made five works with the Gefn Press including Poetry of Unknown Words at the Poetry Library in 2012 and Cunning Chapters at the British Library in 2007/8 (Meynell’s contribution was based the life of Santa Chiara (of Assisi) performance artist and patron saint of television).
Admission: Free (booking not required)