Higher Ground

Kate Gilmore's avatar Kate Gilmore

Kate Gilmore's contribution to the Rumsey Street Project involves the transformation of one of the residences to accommodate a performance that can be seen through out the duration of ArtPrize 7. Gilmore's work explores the dynamics of power and the construct of femininity. Her Rumsey Street project includes some of the characteristic elements of her performance work, including identically dressed female performers engaged in repetitive activities. Typically the actions and costumes are informed by the particular history or context of the space in which the performance is staged. The setting is a building that was once a private home, and was later used as a convent. Working in shifts, as many as nine women in long white dresses and red shoes, will swing on swings mounted from the ceiling in front of open windows. The exterior is painted bright pink, and lit from within, which will allow the viewers to see the performers

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: Mixed
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: variable