Artist living and working between New York City, rural Missouri, and Los Angeles

About

About
Kate Harding is an artist living and working between New York, Los Angeles and rural Missouri who examines the specificity of site and the local to explore concepts of landscape and inter-subjective perception. Exploring the relationship of language and topology, she regularly uses her body's movement through landscape as a tool of measure, in a process of "field experiments." Harding's systematic approach to mapping terrain intersects with speech and movement, inviting consideration of embodied communication and ways of knowing and memory, while constructing and facilitating spaces for conversation, meeting and exploration.

Structured field experiments generate material that then transforms mostly video documentation into drawings, draped paintings, sculpture or interactive installation. My garment construction background often provides a metaphoric structure, and landscape is acknowledged as resonant entities in constant communication. This exploration of often unacknowledged dialog is anchored by historical research, science, corporeal knowledges and oral histories. Recently, I’ve oriented towards human interaction and perceived divisions, whether through the metaphor of depicting landscape in layered, reaching, abstracted space in drawing, embroideries and paintings or facilitating conversational sites such as the cushion works in Seen Some Things or my radio show, Bicoastal Carpool.

Underlying my investment in “landscape” is a sense that how a culture depicts or does not depict “landscape” or conceptualizes “nature,” if at all, is indicative of specific cultural attitudes towards an “other.” Building and facilitating space for reflective exchange is the foundation of my work, whether in two dimensions, interactive installation or collaborative or curatorial work that takes place without spatial constraints.


Current:
Bicoast Carpool, Season 4 - WPIR Pratt Radio, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Upcoming:
Mapping Meaning Journal #3: Photography and the Archive - publication co-edited by Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Trudi Lynn Smith and Nat Castañeda

Recent:
Sept 20 - Nov 2, 2019
     Included programming: Dialogue between Kate Harding and Jovana Stokic, introduced by Magnus Schaefer, and included screenings of Harding's video in the context of the exhibition.
Listening Gestures (with support from Ernesto Pujol) - Art in Odd Places, New York, NY
The Listeners (Performance by Ernesto Pujol) - Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's 2019 River to River Festival, New York, NY (June 24-27)
Every Woman BiennialCurated by C. Finley - La MaMa Galleria, New York, NY