Kathryn Tulloch is an Auckland based artist who has just completed a Post Graduate Diploma at Elam School of FIne Arts. She won a merit award in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award 2014 for her painting Going in and out, Grey and Yellow.
Why did you want to be a part of this collaboration on food and power?
I'm interested in everyday actions and choices. I also really enjoy cooking and gardening.
In my practice in general I am interested in shifting states of awareness, formlessness and the different ways in which meaning and presence can interrelate.
In Concoction I'm thinking about debris as a signal to a phase, a material phase of something breaking down and then slowly becoming something other. In relation to the theme of food and power debris has been elevated, investigated, suspended and extended in my work to the process of soil production, which could be seen as the end or the start of the food cycle often forgotten or overlooked when consuming as it is the useless, not easily commodifiable, uneatable part. Absorption, congealing and layering are as important to the making process as my thinking and mental pictures of how soil, plants, and waste, and mental thought and organising interact.