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09 Nov 2017 - 09 Dec 2017

Warwick Stafford Fellow: Kathryn Elkin

Public Preview: 08 Nov 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Through sketches, experiments, soundworks and vignetted videos, Kathryn Elkin has begun to anticipate aspects of a final single-channel video work, Shelter From the Storm which will be presented in 2018. These in-process compositions are presented in the gallery alongside a showreel of three existing video works.

Kathryn Elkin states, "I hope that the exhibiting of some of my previous video works allows for an insight into my practice to date, but also perhaps reveals the contrasts between that work and the methodologies and research I've been undertaking this year through the fellowship. I am enjoying the chance to work more slowly and in new ways, and this interim show seemed like a nice proposition for showing experiments and drafts in anticipation of a finished single channel video projection which will be exhibited at Baltic39 in 2018".

Kathryn Elkin (born in Belfast, 1983) is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art (2005) and Goldsmiths College (2012) and former LUX Associate Artist (2013). She is currently based in Berwick Upon Tweed.

Elkin’s performance and video works concern role-playing and improvising, alongside experiments with the outtake. She has an ongoing interest in shared cultural memory (as produced by popular music, television and cinema) and the melding of this information to biographical memory.
She was a participant in the BBC project Artists in the Archive in 2014, and completed a solo exhibition at CCA Glasgow titled ‘Television’ in 2016. She has shown work throughout the UK, including ICA, Tate Modern, Collective Gallery, Transmission, S1 and CCA Derry. She has screened works at London Film Festival, Union Docs, New York, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Courtisane Festival, Kassel Film Festival and Seoul International New Media Festival among others. In 2016 she presented a solo exhibition in CCA Glasgow and in 2017 she presented a solo exhibition at Dazibao, Montreal, Canada.
She is the recipient of the 2017 Warwick Stafford Fellowship at Northumbria University and teaches part-time at Liverpool John Moore’s University. Her work is distributed by Lux.
To find out more about the Warwick Stafford Fellowship visit: http://www.baltic39.com/warwick-stafford/

In conjunction with the exhibition at Gallery North, Elkin has invited Cinenova to make a presentation of films from their archive that investigate voice, narration and the first person narrative. This event takes place Thursday 9th November, 5:30 – 7:30pm