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Katherine Bull
updated: 08/08/2011
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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data capture_LOST & FOUND
data capture_LOST & FOUND
data capture_portal
data capture_portal
data capture_counterpane #1
Data capture: after image_Liza & Irma
Data capture: after image_Liza & Irma
data capture: a muse_Jonathan Garnham
data capture: a muse_Willem Boshoff_23.10.08
data capture: a muse_Willem Boshoff_23.10.08
data capture: a muse_Barend de Wet_09.10.08
Data capture:  Larger Than Life
Data capture: in the field III
Data capture: in the field III
Data capture: in the field III (Nivin Elrefaey & Maha Sobeih)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  technology, information, meditative
 
 
data capture_LOST & FOUND by Katherine Bull
data capture_LOST & FOUND
drawing performances, Blank Projects, Cape Town South Africa
August 2011
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data capture_LOST & FOUND by Katherine Bull
data capture_LOST & FOUND
drawing performance, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa (photos by Niklas Zimmer)
August 2011
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data capture_portal by Katherine Bull
data capture_portal
mixed media drawing performance, Own Goal, a group exhibition at the Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa (photographs by Niklas Zimmer)
July 2010
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data capture_portal by Katherine Bull
data capture_portal
mixed media drawing performance, Own Goal, a group exhibition at the Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa (photographs by Niklas Zimmer)
July 2010
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data capture_counterpane #1 by Katherine Bull
data capture_counterpane #1
dmixed media drawing performance, / + \ = X , a group exhibition curated by Christian Nerf & Spunk Siepel at Serialworks, Cape Town, South Africa (photographs by Kathryn Smith)
March 2010
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Data capture: after image_Liza & Irma by Katherine Bull
Data capture: after image_Liza & Irma
documentation of ambidextrous digital drawing performance & digital print
23 October 2009
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Data capture: after image_Liza & Irma by Katherine Bull
Data capture: after image_Liza & Irma
documentation of an ambidextrous digital drawing performance
23 October 2009
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data capture: a muse_Jonathan Garnham by Katherine Bull
data capture: a muse_Jonathan Garnham
mixed media digital drawing performance, Bad Form, a group exhibition curated by Kathryn Smith & Christian Nerf for Blank Projects, Johannesburg Art Fair, South Africa (photographs by John Hodgkiss)
March 2009
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data capture: a muse_Willem Boshoff_23.10.08 by Katherine Bull
data capture: a muse_Willem Boshoff_23.10.08
documentation of digital drawing performance & digital print (photograph by Jean Brundrit)
2008
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data capture: a muse_Willem Boshoff_23.10.08 by Katherine Bull
data capture: a muse_Willem Boshoff_23.10.08
documentation of digital drawing performance (photograph by Jean Brundrit)
23 October 2008
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data capture: a muse_Barend de Wet_09.10.08 by Katherine Bull
data capture: a muse_Barend de Wet_09.10.08
documentation of digital drawing performance & digital print (photograph by Adrienne van Eeden)
9 October 2008
83" x  24" 
Data capture:  Larger Than Life by Katherine Bull
Data capture: Larger Than Life
documentation of digital drawing performance (photograph by Paula Zapata)
13 August 2008
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Data capture: in the field III by Katherine Bull
Data capture: in the field III
Installation, Dwayer International Workshop for Women, Egypt - projected animation & digital prints
February 2008
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Data capture: in the field III by Katherine Bull
Data capture: in the field III
documentation of digital drawing process & digital print (photograph by Inci Kansu)
February 2008
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Data capture: in the field III (Nivin Elrefaey & Maha Sobeih) by Katherine Bull
Data capture: in the field III (Nivin Elrefaey & Maha Sobeih)
digital prints
February 2008
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Artist Statement

Katherine Bull’s data capture digital drawing project makes reference to how representation functions to mediate the body’s orientation in time and space.  More broadly her interest has been to explore the shifting relationship between technology and systems of mapping space and time and ultimately information (the archive).

Her digital drawing performances form part of an ongoing series in which she creates portraits drawn from life using the digital medium directly without photographic mediation. Through this process she explores the relationship between the real-time projected image that mirrors the drawing process and its output as print. This for Bull both re-focuses the emphasis onto the act of looking and drawing itself and plays with the different perspectives of the public performance as spectacle and the private moment between the artist and sitter. Through this process she continues her attempt to bring the physical and virtual into a closer dialogue.

The contextual references reflected in her interrogation of the technology of drawing and print continue to include an alchemy of the art historical, the scientific and the spiritual in search of finding a position for the contemporary portrait as more than the sum of its parts; an exchange of energy rather than a mechanical process of representation.

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Katherine Bull (b. 1974) is currently a practicing artist, living and working in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Qualifications:

1996-1998 - MFA awarded with distinction Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa

1992-1995 - BA(FA) majoring in Printmaking  Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa

 

Exhibitions:

 

Solo exhibitions:

 

2008: data capture: a muse – solo exhibition, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa, 2-24 October 2008

2005: data capture: in the field – exhibition and performance at the On Gallery, ul Fredry, Poznan,  Poland 9 September 2005

 

2004: Data: new print works by Katherine Bull - solo exhibition, Joao Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 8-31 December 2004

 

1999: Positioning the Cape: a spatial engraving a shifting frontier - solo exhibition, Association for Visual Arts Metropolitan Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

 

Selected group exhibitions:

 

2010: data capture_portal mixed media drawing performance, Own Goal, a group exhibition, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2010

 

2010: data capture_counterpane #1 mixed media drawing performance, / +\ = X ,  a group exhibition curated by Christian Nerf & Spunk Siepel, Serialworks, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2010

 

2009: Bad Form, Blank Projects, digital drawing performance, Johannesburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, April 3

 

2008: Print 08: Myth Memory & the Archive, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa,13 Aug- 5 Sept.

 

2008: data capture: in the field III produced and exhibited during the Dwayer International Workshop for Women, Alexandria Egypt, January 25-6 February

 

2004: work included in The ID of South African artists, an exhibition and catalogue of works by SA artists, Fortis Circus Theatre in Scheveningen, The Hague, Netherlands.

 

2004: Unveiling of public sculpture Come to Pass  - a work created in collaboration with Fritha Langerman as winners of the Third Cape Town Public Sculpture Competition 2002.