Please join us for a discussion on the coded materials and visual signifiers of fear. The hour long discussion will feature presentations from former artist-in-residence Kate Hampel and artist Kelly Christian, followed by an open dialogue between both artists and neuropsychologist/arts supporter Scott J Hunter.
Kate Hampel is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines the aesthetics of violence, from the individual to the institutional. Current projects draw materials from true crime stories and geopolitical power struggles, with their attendance implications for the gendered or othered body.
Based in Chicago, Kate has participated in residencies across the United States, including the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, and was the recipient of the Fountainhead Fellowship in Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been shown at galleries and museums in Canada, the United States, and Asia. During her residency at LATITUDE she created work for a solo exhibition at A-B Projects in Los Angeles (current) and a group exhibition at the World of Threads Festival of Contemporary Fibre Art outside Toronto (in October).
Kelly Christian is a writer and artist who is interested in exploring visual representations of death and their cultural ramifications. Having recently developed a flatbed scanner into a camera, she has begun reconstructing 19th century spirit photographs depicting ghosts and spectral intervention. Through this work, she is interested in exploring how photographs depict fear and discomfort, while also highlighting the historical tradition of falsifying imagery through photographic technology.