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Residues (detail)

Kate Power





Dimensions (cm)

Height: 150
Length: 200
Depth: 170


Wax, pigment, recycled mild steel, steel

Current Location

West end studio- 117a South st

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Floor-based
  • Freestanding

Background, history, commissioner of the work

These forms are part of an installation called Residues that consists of several other sculptures, and was part of my MFA project. I'm proposing these 2 forms as a work to be displayed/stored together- as they relate to one another in the installation. The wax pieces were made by pouring hot wax into cold water. The steel forms are made by making cuts in the steel, and depending on size and placement of the cuts, determines how the steel is bent.

Thematic/contextual information

This piece is part of a larger installation of sculptures that is led by testing out what materials do under changing physical conditions. The forms are placed in relation to one another, reflecting on how people relate through the sociopolitical structures placed on bodies. Through research into microscopic biological processes in both human and nonhuman forms, tuning into sensory perception is proposed as a mode of resistance.