Abstract elements and experimental formats lead a meditation on relationships with precious objects and processes. In seeing the world through the eyes of others, we give compassion and empathy opportunities to emerge.
“Ensemble” examines the daily act of choosing an outfit as an empowering way for women to present themselves to the world. Five audio-visual stories loop in an experience which invites audiences to look inward and consider others anew, by examining each woman’s intricately layered vulnerabilities, memories, and identities through macro-intersections of pixels on the screen. Pixelation is a method of abstraction that invites the imagination to interact with a sense of mystery.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Katie Doyle is a writer, producer, and video artist. Her storytelling projects and collaborations have spanned the web, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Upworthy, The Good Edit by bareMinerals, and Beyond Type 1; print, including Scuba Diving, New Zealand’s The Life, and the Czech Republic’s DIAStyl magazine; installations in New York and Chicago, and workshops with organizations in Australia, Canada, and the U.S.
Katie’s current body of work branches out from healthcare and diabetes advocacy to storytelling by womxn, the role of art in life, and more — and all are connected by the common goal of empowering others to share in an experience of community and empathy. She recently co-produced a yearlong exhibition for graduate students at Hunter College called Studio Quarterly, showcasing projects in any medium to celebrate and share the dynamic work of students in the Integrated Media Arts program.
After producing and directing a pilot episode for a video series about people with diabetes around the world, Katie recently received her M.F.A. from the Integrated Media Arts program at Hunter College in the City University of New York.
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