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Waiting for Jonas (or Jonah) (2018)
Kate Bright

digital film 5 min

 Visiting the most haunted site in Suffolk waiting for the last man executed at the gibbet on Dragarse Hill.

 

 

 

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Way Out (2018)
Kate Bright

digital film 7min 2018

Lost in maize.

 

 

 

Two films made this week out walking in Potsford woods knowing the story of the haunted gallows and wondering how places hold narrative and provide source for further fiction.

Kate Bright’s work concerns our relationship with the natural and our depiction of the land whilst exploring the value of the sublime. Landscape can be used to reflect a state of mind or sense of place without losing its own identity and Bright is interested in ideas of illusion, the history contained within place and our desire for contact with the great out-doors

Bright studied at Camberwell School of the Art and Goldsmiths College and is currently a lecturer at the Slade School of Fine Art at the University College of London. The artist has had solo exhibitions at the Centro Internacional de Arte de Salamanca, Spain; The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK; Vitamin Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy; and the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK. Bright was notably included in the British Art Show. Recipient of the Lorne Award 2017 she is currently represented by Locks Gallery US.

 

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