MAC Presents Artist Speaker Series – Kim Kitchen
SPECIAL NOTE: Kim’s health is compromised and so masking will be MANDATORY at this event.
Able to Disable: My Changing Landscape
Kim Kitchen: Settler, Artist, Activist, Feminist, Mother now Crone.
A graduate of White Mountain Academy, Kim has exhibited painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation, photography and performance across Canada. Her practice driven by materials found in the natural environment of her home in Northern Ontario.
She worked for years with lichen as a material for casting, works that examine the unfolding reality of the body as landscape. Kim’s paintings are a study of what has been lost and now found fossilized and excavated objects, a collaboration of memory messages, geography and time. Performance art has linked her experience as a front line counsellor to the action required to shift the established paradigm.
In recent years Kim sought a more accessible means to art making conducive to her new reality of disability. Audio & video emerged as a friendly, gentle, no friction medium. With significant changes in mobility, old spaces become unknown insofar as the body must learn anew to navigate through them. The familiar becomes unfamiliar, and the body is tasked with relearning how to exist Kim resonates with the collaboration of various media, reflecting on what is required for a life of exploration; stepping outside of isolation, partnerships equipped with diversity, inter-dependence and collaboration.
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