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Lavatory Self-Portraits In The Flemish Style - Nina Katchadourian - 2011

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Nina Katchadourian travels a lot. She’s clocked up 102 flights since March 2010, mostly for exhibitions, projects, teaching and lectures. She could, as many of us do, drink gin and tonic, watch five films back to back and sleep. But Katchadourian makes better use of her time. Using her camera phone, she takes photographs of amusing still-lifes improvised from the objects around her. The series, Seat Assignment, includes more than a dozen sub-projects: in Provisional Shelters, Katchadourian builds edifices from crackers; in Buckleheads, she snaps portraits of her neighbours reflected in her seatbelt buckle; and in Sweater Gorillas, she has created abstract, simian faces from the folds of a black sweater. They’re the sort of daft things a bored teenager might come up with, but Katchadourian’s gonzo-style shots and the repetitive, taxonomical nature of each study lend her otherwise slightly silly photographs a certain thoughtfulness.Lavatory Self-Portraits In The Flemish Style is her mos…

"Ophelia, 3rd wave" - drawing for Openair Gallery, London road festival, 2013, Stoke

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"Ophelia, 3rd wave" - drawing for Openair Gallery, London road festival, 2013, Stoke

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Juxtapositions - research

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"Ophelia, 3rd wave" - drawing for Openair Gallery, London road festival, 2013, Stoke

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