Installation Array, Smith Whse: COUSINS by Katie King
January 27 – February 7, 2017
Anxiety. Depression. Addiction. Family. And a conversation that never happened. Invisible illnesses can be the hardest to talk about. In COUSINS, six first cousins share their relationships with mental health. Positioned within a living room setting, this six-screen video installation explores the isolating nature of mental illness and the structures that prevent it from being discussed openly.
Katie King (MFA/EDA, ’18) likes the visual and the textual, photographs and stories. In 2013, she graduated from The University of Georgia with an English degree focused on literary theory, composition, and functions of the novel while independently pursuing photography outside of academia. Since, she’s served as the first Digital Services intern for Public Broadcasting Atlanta and WABE 90.1FM, Atlanta’s PBS and NPR stations, worked in Internet Marketing, freelanced as an editor and photographer, traveled as frequently as time and money allowed, and read a lot of books. Her work explores change (self-becoming-other), interdisciplinary approaches to mental health, and the growth-potential and mutability of digital narratives.
The Installation Array is a space for multi-media art installations by students and faculty. It is located on the second floor of Bay 11 in Smith Warehouse.