Double Landing, 2016
HD Video
6’ 15” 

Developed as part of  the Post Arctic residency at the Pocantico Center with thanks to the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, USA.


Group Show:
THE FREEDMAN FOUNDATION TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP at UNSW Galleries AU


Double landing is an experimental video diary from an Arctic residency in October 2014, coupled with entries from early accounts of Arctic whaling in October 1663. It recounts reactions and cataloging of unfamiliar sights and circumstances. The artist mapped and recorded many forms of data including personal health, GPS, accelerometer, output from a gyroscope and temperature during her time in the Arctic. At the time it felt like inquiry, however as she translated this data to various outputs she began to think of the collecting as a coping mechanism rooted in colonial practices of understanding. Katie used her sleep data to generate animated northern lights in an attempt to stay with the unknown.
-When confronted with the complex,unfamiliar, slow moving and invisible, we become careful, empirical, rational and focused on routine.