“My recent practice has looked at researching ancient techniques and tooling, for example a major body of work has been on learning how to extract my own iron from ore, to then use sculpturally. I’m interested in controlling the whole cycle of making from start to finish.
I have also become interested in the performative nature of using and making tools and idea of creating an art event, or activity, whereby people meet and share an experience through contact with the items I make. The idea of manipulating these skills or adapting them to make commentary on how we exist today, in comparison with the past, is a key concern”.
I hope to make an interactive space where the public both experience and become the artwork through interaction and physically working with my art objects
- Katie Surridge