Pleats founder Kate Morrells's artist talk
'Archival research as catalyst and content for self-published works'
Sunday 25 Nov, 12:45
For Bookies 2018 Kate Morrell will present a selection of published book works developed in response to, and in collaboration with, notable UK collections centered on archaeology and geology; including the Jacquetta Hawkes Archive (Special Collections, University of Bradford); The Hamer Mineral Collection (Kendal Museum) and The Fell & Rock Climbing Club of the English Lake District archive (Armitt Museum & Library). She will also present two projects developed during international residences; at FLORA, Colombia (2017) and Sitterwerk, Switzerland (2018).
Kate Morrell is a London-based visual artist. Since 2010 she has worked closely with archives, collections and libraries to develop projects that identify and respond to marginal or overlooked histories. With a particular emphasis on instances of amateur and inaccurate interpretations of material culture, she works with print media - with sculpture, drawing and video as extensions of that.
Pleats operates as an extension of Kate Morrell's artistic work and research, providing a platform for research-led and collaborative print projects. Departing from many fluid concerns, Pleats is interested in the following areas of contested research: archives, material cultures, the archaeological record and rural landscapes.