Katy Bentham is a multidisciplinary artist working across moving image, writing, photography and live performance. Her current work utilises video documents of performances to camera (music videos, concert films, TV documentaries) in collision with the live performing body. Through appropriating the images of musician David Byrne and painter/BBC personality Lachlan Goudie she constructs a female gaze in order to resist male-dominated histories; navigating desire, unrequited love and the slippage of identity in her restless search for role-models.
“Here pain is the aphrodisiac and distance is the muse.”
(Zoe Pilger on Chris Kraus’ I Love Dick)
Alongside her studio practice she is taking Critical Writing – a module on contemporary art writing – led by Dr Fiona Anderson.
Last image I Feel Love (As David Byrne) – photograph by Michele Allen.