Katy Beinart will talk about her long term research project, Salted Earth, which explores the multiple historical, geographical and cultural meanings of salt through artistic practice. She will describe a series of journeys taken to explore the different histories and connections of salt, its material poetics in different geographical and cultural contexts, and how these interconnect, and offer potential understandings of migration, regeneration and climate change.
Katy Beinart is an interdisciplinary artist whose art works include installation, public art, film and performance. After studying architecture, Katy has practiced as an artist since 2004, combining art and architecture to make artworks in the public realm as well as exhibiting in galleries, festivals and biennales in the UK and internationally. She uses processes of participatory research and social practice to respond to the context and history of places and people, and her work examines relationships between heritage, history and memory, culture and environment, performance and ritual, migration and home. She draws on past and present material cultures in her projects, often adapting old technologies, found objects and everyday activities and rituals. Her work aims to reveal and question pasts, and ask how these belong in the present circumstances of places, and might shape their futures. In this sense she is interested in memory as a practice that is active and alive.
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