gallacher

Contributor: Katie Gallacher

Creative Discipline: Fine Art

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

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Mechanically constructed illusions and subliminal animation explore the transformative nature of the moving image.’

Provocatively meditative, Katie’s handmade models, paintings and films possess a familiar and nostalgic allure, which is wholly unique. See Katie’s graceful and mesmerizing works here.

Fixation for the Ordinary Mind from Katherine Gallacher on Vimeo.

Working across the mediums of painting, video and sculpture my work investigates the unfulfilled utopian aspirations of the twentieth century avant-garde.  Mechanically constructed illusions and subliminal animation explore the transformative nature of the moving image.

Interweaving handmade models with digital editing, the tactics of nonlinear structure, static meditative gaze and use of pure form are borrowed from the experimental films of Hans Richter, Man Ray and Oskar Fischinger.  This, however, is not an attempt at mere homage or appropriation; it is instead a re-enactment of intention and mode of construction.

These works are a place to test out the past’s desires for the future, creating a point of collision between historical aspiration and an expectancy of failure afforded by hindsight.

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Untitled, Mixed Media 2009

Untitled, Mixed Media 2009

Untitled, Mixed Media 2009

Untitled, Mixed Media 2009

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