05: Elkin / Harahan / Kuchar / Beckman
A dialogue between new audiovisual works, older or rediscovered films and videos by artists and filmmakers who work in the expanded field of moving image practice.
Kathryn Elkin (Belfast, 1983) is an artist working with performance, video and writing. Her idiosyncratic, self-reflexive and at times hilariously absurd video works deal with roleplaying and improvising, often resembling simplified versions of music videos and TV talk shows. In her work, Elkin fuses biographical memory with shared cultural memory (popular music, television and cinema), offering a comparison of the way in which we experience art to the ways and means it is understood culturally. This screening, co-curated with Elkin, highlights connections between her work and that of figures such as George Kuchar and Ericka Beckman. It also features fellow Northern Irish moving image artist and sometimes collaborator Seamus Harahan.
In the presence of Kathryn Elkin.