Katrina Palmer locates sculpture in writing, situating bodies and objects between physical presence and their replacement with words. Fragmented narratives navigate unstable landscapes and experiences of being non-identical with, or absent from, the social space. Alongside the writing, the work includes found sites, found objects, audio recordings, performance and appropriated signs. Among her publications and exhibitions are Hello and Retreat (England’s Creative Coast with Turner Contemporary and Metal Southend, 2021), End Matter (Artangel, Book Works and BBC Radio 4 2015), The Necropolitan Line (Henry Moore Institute 2015) and The Coffin Jump (1418NOW and Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2018 ongoing), The Dark Object (Book Works: London, 2010) and ‘Absalon’s Cells’ in The Object (Documents of Contemporary Art series, Whitechapel Gallery/MIT, 2014). Palmer received the Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists, 2014. She teaches at the Ruskin School of Art, and lives in London. She will be developing a new writing project while at Cove Park.
Image Credit : Hello, (East Beach, Shoeburyness), Thierry Bal, 2021