The Obliging, The Obliged

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The Obliging, The Obliged

350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow , Scotland G2 3JD
United Kingdom
April 6th, 2013 - April 20th, 2013

United Kingdom
+44 (0)141 352 4900
Mon - Sat: 10am - midnight
text, video-art, sculpture


For her exhibition, The Obliging, The Obliged, at Intermedia, Katherine MacBride will be presenting a new installation that combines video, sculpture and text-based work. This new work will take as its starting point a critical examination of constructs of the self in the present and recent past, in particular the concept of the self as autonomous and bounded.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a film screening in the CCA cinema on Thursday 18 April, 6pm.

Katherine MacBride is an artist, art therapist and independent researcher based in Glasgow. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2005 and in 2010 gained an MSc Art Psychotherapy from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Recent exhibitions include I Can Make You Feel Good, Glasgow Project Room, When We Smile We Dream of the Future (in collaboration with Chris Dyson), Old Hairdresser's Gallery, Glasgow and Untitled or Not Yet (as part of Laying Down and Kissing the Love in the Mist part 2), Kendal Koppe, Glasgow (all 2012).

Katherine's work often explores ways of presenting ideas and creating viewer experiences that can exist on several spatial and temporal planes at once. She uses video, sound, text and sculpture/objects, with the relationship between the elements as they are installed in a space being of fundamental importance. Current research is focused on the use of performance within and alongside video and the material effects of video on the viewer's affective response. In recent works she has examined ideas around subjectivity as it is experienced and constructed within individuals and in intersubjective relationships, and as a construct within society that generates and constitutes human experience. These works have explored the intersection of personally experienced subjectivities with broader discourses relating to how we are constituted as individual subjects and how we understand ourselves within larger structures.

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