Combing A Rhythm

Miniero nocturno | Night Miner, paper, 2019

Zaratan AIR | Open Studio
CATRIONA WHITEFORD

COMBING A RHYTHM

OPENING | 25 July 19h00
ARTIST TALK & PERFORMANCE | 25 July 17h00
OPEN | 26-27-28 July 2019, from 4 to 8pm

'Combing a rhythm' presented a new body of work by Catriona Whiteford during her artist-in-residency at Zaratan AIR 2019. 

Interested in how the dichotomy of works at the intersection between image, installation and writing establish multiple narratives, the resulting body of work was formed from sculpture, installation, print and writing.

These multidisciplinary works are concerned with the exploration of memory and counter-consciousness through a pacing that is both physical and cognitive - pulsing on slow wave sleep rhythms. 

Central to the artist's open studio at Zaratan was the publication titled 'URZE BRANCA',(white heather). The publication is an assemblage of texts produced throughout the residency at the edges of day residue and mnemonic rupture. It is constructed as a chronological binding of circadian rhythmic shift and its dislocation from malignant sleep frequencies. 

The publication acted as a conceptual underpinning to the artwork presented within the studio space, where each chosen discipline formed an interlacing of time, an auditory exploration and a recalibration of multiple internal and external bodily articulations.

The artist talk and performance on 25 July at 1700 were accompanied by an audio work within the open studio space. This project was Whiteford's first experiment with audio and resulted in sound folding and transcending upon the audience, allowing language to echo imagery.