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Kate Florence Knowlden

MA Curation

My curatorial practice aims to deliver experiential exhibitions, engaging the public with social and ecological issues from a psychological position. I am continually exploring how science and art can work together in mediating awareness, which I believe is made more coherent and balanced when merging the boundaries between different contemporary artistic practices.

I have focused my research on Western society’s perception of wilderness in the assumption that we are to blame for its devastating reduction. Key findings, drawing on historical and social research, have informed my exhibition. I base my research on current exhibitions which investigate our culture’s relationship to nature, such as Making Nature at the Wellcome Collection. By engaging with contemporary curatorial practice I am able to assess which techniques are most effective. Throughout my work I explore theories such as the Anthropocene, (significant and irreversible human impact on the planet’s eco-systems and geology). My practice is also informed by historic events such as the 17th century enclosure acts in England, when common land was privatised for economic gain, thereby altering the landscape. I also reference other fields such as environmental science to gain a better understanding of notions of wilderness within contemporary culture.

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Kate Florence Knowlden work at the NUA MA Degree Show 2017

– Private View of No Stone Unturned

Kate Florence Knowlden work at the NUA MA Degree Show 2017

– Installing No Stone Unturned

Kate Florence Knowlden work at the NUA MA Degree Show 2017

– Photograph from No Stone Unturned

– Photograph from No Stone Unturned

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