Lessons in transformation_

Lessons in transformation_ is a recent exhibition in the upper gallery at the Michaelis Galleries, University of Cape Town 5-20 May. The exhibition was set up as a site for conversation around my creative practice over the last eighteen years. There were various prompts for starting a conversation about my practice from photographic and video documentation to painting and collaging actions. On the 12th May I did a painting performance that also provided an entry point and experience of an aspect of my practice, namely painting live from multiple and moving visual media.

Lessons in transformation_biographical notes
Lessons in transformation_biographical notes

documentation from performance 12 May 2016
(photograph by Kyu Sang Lee)


Lessons in transformation_biographical notes
Lessons in transformation_biographical notes

documentation from performance 12 May 2016
(photograph by Kyu Sang Lee)


Lessons in transformation_
Lessons in transformation_

documentation from opening event 12 May 2016
(photograph by Kyu Sang Lee)

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Lessons in transformation_


I am holding conversations about my work in the upper gallery at the Michaelis Galleries, Hiddingh Campus, University of Cape Town until the 20th May. Through various digital and physical prompts for conversation, I intend to gather material towards a publication on my practice as visual artist and educator.

Lessons in transformation_
Lessons in transformation_

Upper Gallery, Michaelis Galleries
Hiddingh campus, University of Cape Town
5-20 May 2016

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Lessons in Transformation_Nkandla Concourt Ruling


The Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, South Africa has found that President Jacob Zuma failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution as the supreme law of the land.
He has been ordered to pay back the money he spent on the development of his personal estate Nkandla.

Lessons in Transformation_Nkandla Concourt Ruling is painted form watching eNCA live Broadcast footage on Thursday 31st March.

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data capture_In search of…

Back in Cape Town for almost three weeks and only getting to process documentation from my final exhibition for Nosadella Due artist residency, Bologna Italy now…

What an experience! A lot to process… Seven weeks, Venice, the biennial, Bologna for a month and brief visits to Milan, Florence, Padua and Rome. I will be feeding off this experience for years to come. Thank you to The Africa Centre for making it possible, to Nosadella curator Elisa Del Prete for being such a brilliant host. Also to the directors and staff at Atelier Si (esp. Tihana Maravic and Giovanni Brunetto) for hosting a performance, workshop and exhibition at the theatre. And to all the wonderful people I met at Nosadella and along the way.

During my residency at Nosadella Due I first did a performance, data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE(Bologna) (see previous blog post) a week after arriving as part of the launch of the season program at theatre, Atelier Si. I ran a weekend workshop in the middle of the residency and then on the 25th October I held a small exhibition again at Si to show the work I had created prior and during the residency.


[Photographs by Tihana Maravic & Linda Rigotti]

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WORKSHOP Bologna

As part of my residency at Nosadella Due, Bologna I ran a weekend workshop at the theatre Atelier Si (15-17 October 2015).

This was a great opportunity to share my creative practice and experiment with using my own processes of working between the digital analogue spaces of drawing as a means to reflect on the nature of perception, presence, orientation, self-expression and connection in a contemporary digital media environment.



I had a lovely core group of participants ranging in age and art experience who were open to the experimentation and the exercises I created for them over the two day workshop…


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data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE, Bologna

For the month of October I am artist in residence at Nosadella Due, Bologna.
On Saturday 3rd October I performed data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE as part of an opening event at the theatre centre, Atelier Si, Bologna.

data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE
data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE

Katherine Bull
performance documentation
Atelier Si, Bologna, 3 October 2015

(photograph by Gianluca Normanno)


data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE
data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE

Katherine Bull
performance documentation
Atelier Si, Bologna, 3 October 2015

(photograph by Gianluca Normanno)


data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE, Bologna
data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE, Bologna

Katherine Bull
performance documentation- painting
Atelier Si, Bologna, 3 October 2015

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Relief printing with Warren Editions

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

four colour linocut
printed in relief on cotton substrate

The latest print developed in a series created from watching food themed films, animations and documentaries. The print was developed in collaboration with Warren Editions Studios, Cape Town. This linocut is to be enlarged and translated through digital cutting into wood and printed in relief.

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Lessons in Transformation_The Speech

Lessons in Transformation_The Speech

performance
(6-9pm, Thursday 13th August, 2015, Cape Town City Hall)

photograph by Zhane Warren

Lessons in Transformation_The Speech is a performance in collaboration with Warren Editions Studio in Cape Town. The Performance took place at the Cape Town City Hall as part of the Open Design Festival2015.

Lessons in Transformation_The Speech

Performance
(6-9pm, Thursday 13th August, 2015, Cape Town City Hall)

photography by Carla Maxine Kruger

Here is a link to a short video of the performance.

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data capture_#Inter-face

Have a look at my Tumblr blog #Inter-face(Bologna) for updated posts of my online portraits.

data capture_#Inter-face_Andrea Mochi Sismondi_13.07.15_14:30-:15:32

Katherine Bull
oil on primed paper
250 x 200mm
2015

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#insearchofBologna

#insearchofBologna is the project title for a series of paintings and drawings I am creating from online source material that I find on Bologna (includes webcams, Google Earth, Youtube, Instagram). Have a look at my Tumblr blog #insearchofbologna for updated posts.

Sounds of Bologna_https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Rm-HkQh9Bc
Sounds of Bologna_https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Rm-HkQh9Bc

Katherine Bull

blind finger painting to sound
oil on primed paper
250 x 200mm
2015


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Nosadella Due Art Residency

My latest ambidextrous portraits created live via online video chat platform. This portrait of Tihana Maravic is part of a series I am creating as I prepare to take up a residency at Nosadella Due, Bologna, Italy in October 2015.

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Katherine Bull

ambidextrous paintings (LEFT & RIGHT hands)
oil on primed paper
200 x 250mm

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AVA/Strauss & Co Open Print Studio

Making prints as part of the AVA/Strauss & Co Open Print Studio at the AVA Gallery, Cape Town. Assisted by Elize De Beer.

Katherine Bull
Katherine Bull

watercolour monotype on Fabriano Academia
left and right hand drawing printed over each other
200 x150mm


Katherine Bull
Katherine Bull

watercolour monotype process
(ambidextrous drawing using iPad camera as mirror)


Katherine Bull
Katherine Bull

watercolour monotype in process
(painting from Youtube News Today videos as source)


Katherine Bull
Katherine Bull

News Today_http://youtu.be/qUZKgIeUdfQ

watercolour monotype on Fabriano Academia
200 x 150mm

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Nosadella Due art residency

In October 2015 I am travelling to Bologna, Italy to take up my AIR Residency Scholarship at Nosadella Due

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Katherine Bull
ambidextrous painting
oil sketch on eco board
2014
200 x 250mm

I am looking forward to extending my art practice at the residency. Here is a double portrait of the residency director and curator, Elisa Del Prete painted from live online video chat.

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Fak’ugesi Digita; Africa Conference

In December 2014 I presented a paper at the Fakā€™ugesi Digital Africa Conference (4-6 December, hosted by WITS University, Johannesburg, South Africa

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MOUTH at Warren Editions

MOUTH

animation projection & painting

Working on the second in a series of large-scale print commissions for Yellowwoods Arts in collaboration at Warren Editions Print Studios, Cape Town. (Published in September 2014)

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