I am an artist, photographer and writer based in Brighton, the UK. I have a monthly column on theartblog.org and am working on getting a research project off the ground at www.katiemccallum.com. You can see some of my work as an artist at www.katiemccallum.net.
Other written projects include:
An account, written and visual, of my time spent in an abandoned village in the pre-Pyrenees, May 2011 – March 2013
A136-page narrative work entirely in pictures telling of my time spent in a self-sufficient community in the Spanish Pre-Pyrenees. Available online here
AN ARTIST EXPLORER IN MATHEMATICS
Beginnings of a research project investigating linguistic oddities in the strange and imaginary world of mathematical discourse from the perspective of an artist
TO BE SILENT / TO UNSAY
In collaboration with Heli Clarke
0. To unsay is not the same as to be silent. To cover or to obscure is still a positive action; a symbolic gesture toward emptiness made by addition. Layers and layers are built up by a collective decision not to say, not to do, that this is not what we want and this is not what we believe. So we construct our streets and the square corners serve for nothing more than to allow the eye to slide undisturbed from one side to the other side of the shaded greys. To be silent is not the same as to unsay.
1. What you cannot efface you must cancel by addition. Your decision to attempt to silence this thing makes you add to the work. I like it because it feels like justice against your policing of space. And if we decide only to mimic you, to say the thing you use to unsay us: then we prove, silently, that you will never be able to keep us quiet.