Kathryn Elkin works predominantly with performance, writing and video. She is interested in memory, nostalgia, abstraction and in the trauma of the performing body, or a traumatic split between body and mind, with particular focus on the roles of language, sex and gender. The subject matter in the content of the writing/script element of her work often concerns an evaluation of the production of art or high culture. Elkin will be based at Cove Park for four weeks and during this time will focus on research and the development of new work.

This residency supports a visual artist based in Scotland at a key stage in their career. It enables the artist to undertake research, explore new ideas and make significant developments in their practice within the context of Cove Park’s international and cross-disciplinary programme.

Previous residents on this programme include Roderick Buchanan, Melanie Carvalho, Rob Churm, Henry Coombes, Sarah Forrest, Luke Fowler, Michael Fullerton, Fiona Jardine, Torsten Lauschmann, Lorna Macintyre, Stephen Sutcliffe and Hugh Watt.

Image: Still from ‘The Passion’, 2015, HD, stereo, 28mins. Courtesy of Kathryn Elkin