Afterimage | Smith Studio Gallery | 13 March - 6 April 2019

In this new body of spectral paintings and light drawings, Katherine Bull takes her abiding interest in the embodied mechanics of cognition and technology into new territory. Inhabiting the interface between digital projections of human and non-human animals, she becomes a medium between the animal, the human and the digital. Painting and drawing in acrylic ink and paint on cotton fabric from rear-projected moving images, she has worked with live webcam feed, animated GIFS and Instagram posts to trace the life and movement unfolding in online digital spaces. A new form of semiotic transmission, Bull’s drawings and paintings bring the digital and ancient into an intriguing visual conversation. Alexandra Dodd


Katherine Bull
solo exhibition
Smith Studio Gallery, Cape Town
(photograph by Kate McLuckie)