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I’ve got more will power than you give me credit for and I’m not going to be scared out, 2007
55cm x 80cm
Sailing Dinghy Hawk 20 Passing Lookout on Passage..., 2008
13 mins 37 secs
Katy Woods explores our relationship to place and history through the pairing of found image/text and landscapes/places. A hybrid of past and present, familiar objects and ideas are shifted out of context, and stripped of easily identifiable information. Working in an intentionally simple and economic way, the act of collecting images, text and video footage represents the artist's own subjectivity in relation to her material.
'Employing various devices to unhook or disconnect material from its usual surroundings, it is then re-presented to the viewer. Through this process of disjunction and by re-focusing the viewer's attention, my work attempts to make that which has disappeared into its ordinariness visible again.'1
Woods aims to create an uncanny dimension to her practice.
She presents a new view of the world around us, one where the 'emptying out' of imagery and place creates something different, continuously offering multiple suggestions rather than prescribed conclusions. Her work has been described as having a liminal quality, an unfinished feel that feels complete in its unfinished state. Integral to the work is the questioning of both the artist's and viewer's role within an artwork and the capturing of a moment or sense of place.
Paul Stone, 2008
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