Katherine Rose works across film, performance and mixed media installation. In her continuing body of work, Sacred Spaces, she weaves these disciplines together, using repetitive and destructive processes to make symbolic objects reminiscent of charms and curios. Wrapping and containing weights tightly to hold and protect memories, and to record and understand issues of conflict and pain in relationships of all kinds.
Being physically present in the work is an important part of the process of embodying and questioning Katherine Rose’s own struggle between the drive to conform to societal expectations and the feelings of restriction that this creates. Text is used across the dresses and throughout her work as a tool to highlight this and link thought processes with their physical realisation.
With a background in art history and education, research is central to Katherine Rose’s concept and process development.