Katherine Clewett

Lighting as Mapping, 'The subjective nature of mapping allows for alternative narratives to exist in the same place'.

Katherine's recent work forms part of an ongoing investigation into how space can be mapped by light and create an element of ‘occupation’. Light seems transient and also physical since it maps shapes across spaces. Through its direction and diffusion, it illuminates and yet also casts shadow.

These shadows can seem mysterious, even menacing, when the object becomes distorted and magnified. This might transcend us into the realm of the unfamiliar and unknown, which seems a precarious and conspicuous place to occupy.

Through the process of making, the value in re-using reusable materials and an understanding of basic electrical knowledge became considerations that could be shared.  

Further to this, it enabled Katherine to think firstly about concept, then secondly about commodities, so that these pieces can offer a solution for contemporary living as commercial products.

Tel: +44 (0) 01792 481046 
E-mail: katherine.clewett@uwtsd.ac.uk

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Exhibitions:

  • Gathered Again, Curator, Mission Gallery Swansea, 20/06/15 – 2/08/15
  • Maker in Focus, Oriel Wrexham, 28/11/15 - 08/ 01/16
  • Curate ‘PROCESS’ National Waterfront Gallery - 10/11/15
  • Gold and Green: Symposium Organiser, Symposium in ALEX Design Exchange, UWTSD, 27/06/15
  • Time let me play: staff exhibition at National Waterfront Museum, 06/06/15 – 28/06/15