(Monday) 17:15 - 17:45
Haruko Okano: Till the end of time I am interested in metempsychosis, the transmigration of the soul and how I can preserve life and memories
Haruko Okano: Till the end of time
I am interested in metempsychosis, the transmigration of the soul and how I can preserve life and memories through intimate observations of death. The grave site holds significance in my work whether it is on the side of the road, jars on my desk, or the family grave that I tend throughout the year. “Memory is, achingly, the only relationship we can have with the dead” (Sandra M. Gilbert). In creating memorials I hope to perform the obligatory tasks that the living occupy themselves with in the hope that someone will perform the same jobs, and so remember us when we are gone. https://www.kathrynpoole.co.uk/revenant
Speakers for this event
Kathryn Poole is interested in dissecting the boundaries between life and death, and how one sustains the other. In her drawings, prints and animations there is always a remnant of life glimpsed through the frame of the corpse. Her practice attempts to capture and illustrate memories. Focusing on documenting the loss and death that occur in unnoticed places, she memorialises dead animals found in her commute between Preston and Southport through drawings, etchings and lithographs. Her drawings are her attempt at preserving a remnant of a life that was lost. She is currently one of the artists selected to exhibit at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston in a joint drawing project between the Harris and the Courtauld Gallery where she explored the former Courtauld factory site through the animals that have reclaimed the land. Kathryn Poole graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a Masters in Fine Art: Site and Archive intervention in 2016 and now works in the Artlab Contemporary Printmaking Studios as the Intaglio and Lithography technician.