Katie Armstrong

Omas Haare sind krank

10.03. - 12.03.2022

10.03.2022, 5 -9 pm

Katie Armstrong‘s thoughts on her work

“In a way, I‘ve always been a storyteller, but my own way of telling stories is very fragmented, as it‘s how I experience the world and store memories. Working together for Grandma‘s Hair is Sick and striving together for a single goal, sparked some of my creativity in a new way. I also felt less alone because I was so connected to the text and the experiences of the characters in the text, and they mirrored my own relationship to my grief – the book gave me a place to house and direct much of my feelings and energy toward the project.”

“In my video work “Blue Mind” I wanted to capture the slowness and intimacy of my practice while also weaving in other video footage I‘ve taken this past year. It shows the symbolic touchstones like e.g. ocean, trees, flowers, fire that appear and reoccur in many of my works, including the book Grandma‘s Hair Is Sick.”

“And then in the exhibition there are a series of paintings that I made not long after finishing the paintings for the book and. I‘m all about bringing this world into a more physical form, creating an environment, working with transparency, layers and editing techniques. These are things I‘ve worked with in my animations for years. There‘s something about that interplay, the experience of seeing something that goes beyond the original image. For me, it‘s a reference to the fact that every experience we have is layered on top of our memories. It‘s a collection of fragments. A kind of forest of snapshots that you can walk through creating an immersive experience.“