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Kayla Anderson

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Future Reliquaries No. 4 (Crescent Rock) , 2015 Acrylic, Collected Object
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Future Reliquaries No. 3 (River Rock), 2015 Acrylic, Collected Object
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Future Reliquaries No. 1 (Twig), 2015 Acrylic, Collected Object
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Future Reliquaries No. 5 (Tillandsia on Twig), 2015 Acrylic, Collected Object
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Future Reliquaries No. 9 (Plaza Blanca Rock) , 2015 Acrylic, Collected Object
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Future Reliquaries No. 9 (install view), 2015 Acrylic, Collected Object
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SetOutputWorld (Installation), 2016 Interactive Virtual Environment, Acrylic Sculptures, Pedestals
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SetOutputWorld (Installation), 2016 Interactive Virtual Environment, Acrylic Sculptures, Pedestals
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SetOutputWorld (Installation), 2016 Interactive Virtual Environment, Acrylic Sculptures, Pedestals
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SetOutputWorld: Grid\Snaps No. 2, 2016 Digital Print 23in X 17in
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SetOutputWorld: Grid\Snaps No. 5, 2016 Digital Print 23in X 17in
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SetOutputWorld: Grid\Snaps No. 3, 2016 Digital Print 23in X 17in
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SetOutputWorld: Grid\Snaps No. 6, 2016 Digital Print 24in X 40in
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SetOutputWorld: Grid\Snaps No. 7, 2016 Digital Print 24in X 40in
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SetOutputWorld: Grid\Snaps No. 8, 2016 Digital Print 24in X 40in
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Support Structures: Tension Vitrine No. 2, 2016 Acrylic, Found Objects (Rocks), Rope 23in X 17in X 4in (Excluding Rope)
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Support Structures: Tension Vitrine No. 2, 2016 Acrylic, Found Objects (Rocks), Rope 23in X 17in X 4in (Excluding Rope)
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Model Home (video still), 2016 Digital Video Infinite Loop (Programmed)
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Model Home (video still), 2016 Digital Video Infinite Loop (Programmed)
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Family Portrait (ChicTraditionalSimpleClassicVintageCoolWhitePatternStandingCosyLeatherDecorativeCuteContemporary) Digital Collage, Acrylic, Mdf
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Teapot, Magazine, Coffee Mug (ChicTraditionalSimpleClassicVintageCoolWhitePatternStandingCosyLeatherDecorativeCuteContemporary), 2016 Digital Collage, Acrylic, Mdf
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Houseplant (ChicTraditionalSimpleClassicVintageCoolWhitePatternStandingCosyLeatherDecorativeCuteContemporary), 2016 Digital Collage, Acrylic, Mdf
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Keeping up Appearances, 2016 Window Privacy Film (Installation)
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Beaming Baudrillard: A Foray into the World(s) of Furniture and Other Things (detail), 2013 - 2015 Paper Mounted On Wood, Imitation Wood Foam Flooring
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Beaming Baudrillard: A Foray into the World(s) of Furniture and Other Things (detail), 2013 - 2015 Paper Mounted On Wood, Digital Video, Imitation Wood Foam Flooring, Housepaint
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Beaming Baudrillard: A Foray into the World(s) of Furniture and Other Things (detail), 2013 - 2015 Paper Mounted On Wood, Digital Video, Imitation Wood Foam Flooring, Housepaint
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Beaming Baudrillard: A Foray into the World(s) of Furniture and Other Things (installation), 2013 - 2015 Paper Mounted On Wood, Digital Video, Imitation Wood Foam Flooring, Housepaint
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Beaming Baudrillard: A Foray into the World(s) of Furniture and Other Things (detail), 2013 - 2015 Paper Mounted On Wood, Digital Video, Imitation Wood Foam Flooring, Housepaint
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Beaming Baudrillard: A Foray into the World(s) of Furniture and Other Things (installation), 2013 - 2015 Paper Mounted On Wood, Digital Video, Imitation Wood Foam Flooring, Housepaint
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Beaming Baudrillard: A Foray into the World(s) of Furniture and Other Things (installation), 2013 - 2015 Paper Mounted On Wood, Digital Video, Imitation Wood Foam Flooring, Housepaint
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Beaming Baudrillard: A Foray into the World(s) of Furniture and Other Things (installation), 2013 - 2015 Paper Mounted On Wood, Digital Video, Imitation Wood Foam Flooring, Housepaint
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Beaming Baudrillard: A Foray into the World(s) of Furniture and Other Things (installation), 2013 - 2015 Paper Mounted On Wood, Digital Video, Imitation Wood Foam Flooring, Housepaint
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Beaming Baudrillard: A Foray into the World(s) of Furniture and Other Things (installation), 2013 - 2015 Paper Mounted On Wood, Digital Video, Imitation Wood Foam Flooring, Housepaint
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Beaming Baudrillard: A Foray into the World(s) of Furniture and Other Things (installation), 2013 - 2015 Paper Mounted On Wood, Digital Video, Imitation Wood Foam Flooring, Housepaint
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Artifact | Artifice: The Repository , 2013 Screen Print On Felt, Foam, Digital Video, Collected Objects
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Artifact | Artifice: The Repository (detail), 2013 Screen Print On Felt, Foam, Digital Video, Collected Objects
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Artifact | Artifice: The Repository (detail of micro-projections on objects), 2013 Screen Print On Felt, Foam, Digital Video, Collected Objects
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Artifact | Artifice: The Excavation (installation), 2012 Screen Print On Felt, Foam, Digital Video
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Artifact | Artifice: The Excavation (detail), 2012 Screen Print On Felt, Foam, Digital Video
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Artifact | Artifice: The Excavation (detail), 2012 Screen Print On Felt, Foam, Digital Video
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[She is reading about displays and what they mean] , 2011 Digital Video, Collected Objects
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[She is reading about displays and what they mean] , 2011 Digital Video, Collected Objects
Quick Facts
Lives in
Chicago
Schools
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2014, BA, Visual and Critical Studies
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2013, BFA Fiber & Material Studies, Film Video & New Media
Statement + Bio

Statement

Using a playful approach to methods of excavation, my work engages with cultural artifacts of the past in order to propose parallel worlds. I create spaces to inhabit where images from the past and present collide to form an alternate, often mythic reality. Through intricate installations involving video, sculpture, and found objects I challenge perceived boundaries between subject, object, and image. The work takes particular objects, taxonomies, and texts as points of departure and is often driven by an intuitive investigation into what actions or processes the source material requires. Positioning myself as a thing-among-things; I consider the objects and images I take inspiration from as collaborators; the work as a performance of our shared history. By exposing my own interactions with objects, the work sanctions a space for others to examine their experiences and associations with the inanimate.

Often I inhabit my work in the same capacity as my source material: as a reproduction. Using my image as a discreet element within the work, I gain the ability to both act on and be acted upon by other images. Thus, leveling the field between my body and the cultural artifacts I explore. I view this leveling of the borders between subject and object not as resignation to objectification, but as an alternative to the system that renders some subjects and others objects of society. Through deliberate staging, I invite the viewer to question common assumptions about fact and fiction, musing and reality. Through making I propose a shift in our perception of objects as purely inanimate towards an acceptance of an object’s ability to transform and transport us and to interact in ways previously overlooked.

Bio

Kayla Anderson is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and organizer based in Chicago. She has participated in artist residencies and incubators at the Chicago Artists Coalition and Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL;  Elsewhere: A Living Museum, Greensboro, NC; and ACRE, WI. She is a Visual Arts Fellow of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation. 

Her work has been exhibited in venues throughout the United States and abroad including Currents International New Media Festival, Santa Fe; Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids; Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography; West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival; Regis Center for Art at the University of Minnesota; Grey Projects, Tiong Bahru, Singapore; Nối Projects, Hanoi, Vietnam; Johalla Projects, Tritriangle, Comfort Station, Woman Made Gallery, The Nightingale Cinema, Efrain Lopez Gallery, Roman Susan, and LVL3, Chicago, IL. 


Her research interests include flat ontologies, post-humanism, non-human perception, animism, post-apocalyptic narratives, media art and technology, and the Anthropocene. Her writing has been published in Leonardo Journal (MIT Press), the International Awards in Art Criticism (The Royal College of Art), MU TXT (MU Art Space, Eindhoven), Tijdschrift Kunstlicht (University of Amsterdam), The 3D Additivist Cookbook, and Aperture (forthcoming). In 2016 she was a participating artist and researcher at the Anthropocene Campus at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin and a Visiting Tutor at the Dutch Art Institute and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the Netherlands. In addition to her art practice, she has curated several exhibitions focusing on film, video, and new media art, including Code/Switch at Woman Made Gallery, Freeze Frame: Artists’ Books and the Moving Image at the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, and [History] Under Construction at Gallery X, Chicago, IL. In her spare time, she organizes a monthly critique group for feminine spectrum media artists called Media Grrrl.

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