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view - by Kate Brundrett

Kate Brundrett

View

Installation – shed, barriers

1 – 16 October

Project description:


‘View’ is a brain teasing installation that is instantly entertaining but carries deeper layers of interpretation.
 
A one-off, temporary installation invites you to become an authorised viewer of the landscape. But why, when the view is free?
 
‘Access controllers’ and ‘pedestrian barriers’ are physical tools used to control and guide flows of people. They can also be interpreted as psychological tools used to control and guide sociological movement and thought.
 
The Lake District and such remote areas are places we go to escape, yet are still subversively directed in our movements, both physically and psychologically – scenic routes and well known view points, tourist guides and brown signs. Society – whether in an urban or rural environment - demands that we are directed and signposted.
 
Ultimately View will question the visitor about their own self-positioning within the sociological guidance systems that we are accustomed to, and rediscover what is already there.

Artists statement:

Kate Brundrett is an artist who works in a variety of media, from illustration to installation.

Her projects often reflect an aspect of society, from her ‘small wonderments’ and ideas of intrigue, to spontaneous drawings that capture the idiosyncrasies of modern day life.

Kate graduated from Camberwell Arts College in 1998 specialising in illustration, graphics and sculpture. She worked for a number of years at The Independent newspaper as a graphic artist, and completed an MA in Art’s Management at City University.

Returning to Cumbria in 2002 she now illustrates and works as a curator and arts co-ordinator.

 

Location:

Top of Aira Force

Directions:

Park on the A5091 road, which links the A 5092 Penrith to Windermere via the Kirkstone Pass at Ullswater with the A66 Keswick to Penrith road. 

Park in the quarry half a mile south of Dockray, look around.  Cross the road and go through the gate at the right of the lay-by. Follow the path. Or incorporate a short walk and park in the National Trust car park, follow the spectacular route up the falls and follow the path left at the top across the field. Revive yourself in the National Trust tea room once you have found the art work and returned to the Lake side car park.

Multimap:

Aira Force

 

Artist's website:

 

Special thanks to: The National Trust

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