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Katie Shima
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Ditmas Park



ARTIST STATEMENT: We live in an age of unprecedented human agency in terms of our ability to shape our surroundings, to produce tools to support our needs and desires, and to communicate with each other across vast distances. In August of 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy submitted a formal recommendation to designate ours as a new geological epoch - the Anthropocene. Drawing on the tradition of landscape painting and the sublime, I work towards a new kind of landscape for this new epoch. These landscapes are complex and intricate, blurring the boundary between the organic and the mechanical, the hand and the machine. The overall composition one perceives at first glance gives way to increasing layers of overwhelming detail upon closer examination. I use contemporary digital fabrication tools such as the laser cutter and CNC router to extend traditional weaving, painting, and drafting techniques, pushing their accuracy and detail to the limit of human perception. Looking at these pieces, there is a sense that there are yet more layers, more beyond the frame, a vast and complex network that we cannot see or understand. They are obsessive, betraying a sense of anxiety at the vastness and complexity of the problems we face in this world, at the darker side of the technological sublime.
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