Fine Art

Snowflakes

I have been working on an MA in Fine Art, which I have now completed. Its been quite an invigorating year which has opened my mind again to the valuable world of learning and reading.  I am becoming more engaged in feminism Simone De Beauvoir and would thoroughly recommend it! I questioned where the initial spark of inequality started and in this bible of feminism writing it literally goes back to the ‘egg’ being passive whilst the sperm being dominant, so there you go! I have now joined the Women’s equality party! And looking forward to finding our Art House with Sue Tilley on feminism ( and my son) in the Autumn and Spring of 2017. We incidentally have the backing of kensington council and Hackney council!

So here is the installation called ‘snowflakes’ The cocaine Diet; along with a sound piece of the dancers doing bourrees only.14203170_10209023518759680_1961709433289278593_n

womanshouse UK art project 2016

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I am doing an art installation that is a replica thought on a famous house in the 70’s called womenhouse in USA by a set of famous female feminist artists. I started this page as I am keen to research the thoughts of men and women of my generation what the word ‘feminist’ means to them.
My sons have taught me that I needed to drag myself into this generation as feminism to me meant… men opening doors, of course I didn’t want that to change! My boys were furious with me, telling me they were feminists, to my horror I thought only women were!! I am really crazy interested in what men and women of my decade think! After speaking to several friends of the same age they had the same thoughts as me.
The womenhouse I am doing is in collaboration with some amazing female artists Louise Ashcroft, Sue Tilley and more to name, where we will take over a house in London and take over our own rooms, as the womanhouse in the US, we will invite a ‘feminist’male artist too, all your comments will be printed out and used as wallpaper in an area of the house, I really hope when the house is ready to show you will all come, and any offers to join us would be amazing! thank you so much:))
love katherine xx

Womanhouse (January 30 – February 28, 1972) was a feminist art installation and performance space organized by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro, co-founders of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Feminist Art Program. Chicago, Schapiro, their students and women artists from the local community, including Faith Wilding, participated.Chicago and Schapiro encouraged their students to use consciousness-raising techniques to generate the content of the exhibition.

Only women were allowed to view the exhibition on its first day, after which the exhibition was open to all viewers. During the exhibition’s duration, it received approximately 10,000 visitors.

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So really what does the word feminism today in 2016 mean to you? please ramble away:))

Domestic false sense of security MA Fine art

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Jan 2016

……….Heirs to a weighty past, striving to forge a new future…..

I aim to use images that I make, paint or project, to enable the viewer to be able to see another view that I was unable to see myself until I had gone through my own life experiences.

Developing and defining my practice through experience and discourse within my personal and professional experiences in fashion and art.

I come from a generation of women born into colonialism and its global aspect. The archetypal patriarch based system with a gender based role division, traditional expectations and co-dependancy.

Through my research, I want to build up a conversation and explore the gender roles of women of my generation, seemingly transitional through feminism and the ideals of equality. Not quite the oppression of our parents, but neither as evolved and liberated as our children.

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Tree Of Life/Family Tree

Reflection on what we call family

I am very interested in ‘the family’ as we know it through my own life experiences and researching families/groups/and support, traditional families, groups i.e. skateboarders, extended families and groups of people that become their families. Large families and families of two. Even what we call families if we have two pets.

“Reflection of our wider most important framework of support”

In the summer of 2016 we are celebrating earth and organic groups by reflecting visually on a large old tree in Farnham where the community is getting together to put pictures of ‘their families’ all over the tree.   It is a community led tree🙂 with the backing of the Farnham Waverley council               .

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I would love you to be part of this and if you want your family to be proudly part of this, please e mail me at katherinetrigg@mac.com, I will just need you to send some pics in and I will hang them and send a picture back showing your place on the tree.🙂

Thank you Love Katherine xx

Kit Trigg

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kit triggA new face for Blues Rock is developing in London in the form of Kit Trigg. The two piece have shaken up the genre and given it a much darker side; in doing so have slid right into the public eye.

As soon as I listened to the band, both Blues Rock connoisseurs’ Jack White and Queens of the Stone Age entered my mind. It wasn’t the heavy guitar riffs or the Booming and Splashy Drums, but the ability to smoothly transition from one part of a song to the next in total unanimity.

Shaped by the likes of Ry Cooder and Royal Blood, Kit Trigg have brought the old and the new together in a very impelling style. The rasp, bellowing vocals produced by lead singer Kit ruggedly harmonise with his guitar as drummer Nic Sleight lays down punchy and piercing drum beats.

The track ‘I feel so much…

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