Kate Harding – Inglewood – 06/13/2013

Kate Harding’s studio is currently located in an old fire station in Inglewood.  With its high ceilings and brick walls, it is only missing the fire poll.  Harding’s newest video work is a meditation on time and place and the effects they have on consciousness.  A native of Missouri, Harding uses the woods she grew up in as a stage to illustrate the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s “indirect ontology” or the ontology of “the flesh of the world”.  Realizing these surroundings are part of her being, Harding weaves in and out of the frame, often incorporating sound recordings from discussions she had with her brother or with elderly sisters that grew up in the same woods before Harding herself.