Installation Artist working in River Studios
Kate Geck is an installation artist working with digital and sensory space. Her work explores connectivity and experience - what she terms 'mediated vs unmediated immediacy'. Within a post-internet maximalist aesthetic, her work considers the ways technology can skew and mask sensory experience. Her installations feature acrylic sculpture, kaleidoscopic projections, digitally printed substrates and augmented reality interactions. Based in Melbourne, Australia she is a CCD artist at Artful Dodgers Studios and lectures in Illustration at Melbourne Polytechnic.
Exhibitions include ISEA 2015 (Vancouver), International Centre for Contemporary Art (Singapore), NGV Studios, L’Atelier Kunst (Berlin) and festivals such as San Francisco International Art Festival, Nextwave, Channels, Liquid Architecture, 2High. She has received awards from Australia Council, City Of Melbourne, Ian Potter Trust, City of Yarra, NAVA, Arts Vic, Copyright Agency, commissions from State Library of QLD, Lifted Brow, Metaverse Makeovers, SIGNAL, Polyglot, Brisbane Festival and has been a finalist in numerous art prizes.
How do you use your space?
I work with a variety of surface design techniques in my studio - silk screening, designing digital prints, making textures from watercolours and machine knitting. I make small models of my sculptures from paper or cardboard and test them out. I also test projections out - particularly to try and map the space I'll need.