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Research: Kate van der Drift

Updated: Mar 22, 2021

Diptych First Quarter Moon to Full Moon


I am particularly interested in Kate van der Drift's practice because of its often direct correlation to the environments in which it is created. For example the work above (the winner of the Estuary Art Awards 2020), is a unique C-type diptych created by leaving the photographic paper in the Tamaki Estuary for a period of time and letting it react to the pollutants in the water. In this sense, the work is quite literally a product of its environment; existing as a direct tracing of the ecology of the water, which is a concept that I find uniquely fascinating and intend to explore within my own practice.


Drift, Kate van der. "Kate van der Drift: Group Shows + Single Works.” 2020. Accessed November 6, 2020. https://www.katevanderdrift.com/scenes

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