Kate Kotcheff: Hour Glass Machine




Kate Kotcheff’s background is in architecture and film. Her practice focuses on the inter-play between imagined and constructed interior spaces, set against the themes of memory, history and time. She works with photography, installation, and the moving image.


Starting out with the idea that time is traversed through memory via recollection and reflection, Kotcheff explores a temporal ‘zone’ via stop-frame animation and a circular set of eight mirror chambers, here entitled: Hour Glass Machine. This piece explores on the one hand, the infinite mirror world, the Mise en Abymes, and on the other, the finite ash. 


The use of animation is a weighing up of two opposing forces: the finite – something contained, measured, repeated versus the infinite – something unconstrained, un-measurable. The use of ash in this piece brings an outside element inside. The dialectic between inside and outside is a physical manifestation and conceptual division between the two disciplines of interior life and architectural construction, beyond and within. 


Kotcheff uses the tactic of pairings that work through opposition and parallel. An ambiguous spatio-temporal dialectic is sifted in this piece, via the moving image, which oscillates between the infinite and the finite, suggesting an eternal accretion, disintegration and transposition.

Duration 24 January 2013 - 27 January 2013
Times Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm. Please note we are closed on Sundays. On Mondays we are only open by appointment.
Cost Free
Venue Herrick Gallery Mayfair
Address 93 Piccadilly London W1J 7NQ, ,
Contact 020 7493 9929 / info@herrickgallery.com / www.herrickgallery.com

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