Windows Exhibition talk with Katrina Beekhuis and Torben Tilly
Artist talk Saturday 7th, 2pm
Free to attend, all welcome.
Join us for a conversation between artists Katrina Beekhuis and Torben Tilly. Katrina will begin by speaking to her current exhibition Windows and her wider research practice followed by a discussion with Torben about their collaborative work radio/rain.
Katrina Beekhuis was born in Ōtautahi and lives and works in Tāmaki Makaurau. Her work is concerned with the perceptual processes through which we understand, measure and interpret the world. She frequently re-presents incidental, everyday objects and features of her environment by expanding, contracting, revealing and concealing, seeking to unsettle our experience of them from single, unreflective conceptions.
Beekhuis is currently a Doctoral candidate at Elam School of Fine Arts and works as a teaching assistant in the Critical Studies Programme led by Jon Bywater. Recent exhibitions include Walking backwards, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Wellington (2019); Pensieri, SOFA Gallery, Ilam School of Fine Arts, The University of Canterbury (2018); Things i know, Open studios Gasworks, London (2017); Potters pink, Te Tuhi Centre For The Arts, Auckland (2016); grammars, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2016); Soft Architecture, Malcolm Smith Gallery, Howick, Auckland (2016). In 2017 she was the New Zealand Artist in Residence at Gasworks, London.
Torben Tilly was born in Te Whanganui-a-Tara and lives and works in Tāmaki Makaurau. His inter-disciplinary practice considers the complexities of time and its apprehension through sound, moving image, sculpture and installation. His music projects have been distributed on record labels in Australia, USA and Europe. He has produced numerous scores for film in collaboration with fellow artists, and in recent years has been lecturing in sound design at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
Selected exhibitions include: Gavin Hipkins: The Domain ['City of Tomorrow’ film score and sound installation] The Dowse Art Museum (2017); Object As Score, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne (2015); Broken Fall (Organic) [with Robin Watkins], Astuni Public Studio/Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna (2011); Nobody But You, Audio Foundation (2013); Object Lessons: A Musical Fiction [with Robin Watkins], Adam Art Gallery, Wellington (2010); FFM: I Am A Strange Loop, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin (2010); Menschheit, Mothers Tankstation, Dublin (2008).
Musical publications include: Still Life With Black Light (FFM, LP, Edition Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, 2009); Fig.3: Infinity-created Hollow Spaces (Torben Tilly & Robin Watkins, LP, private pressing, 2008); Static (Bad Statistics, LP, K-raa-k 2007); Organ Eye (Organ Eye, CD/LP, Staubgold 2007); Now Right Here (Minit, CD/LP, Staubgold 2004).
Image: Katrina Beekhuis, radio/rain, 2020 (collaborative work with Torben Tilly). Photo: Jonas Jessen Hansen.