12 September – 20 September
by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.
Katri Walker graduated from the Master of Fine Art programme at Glasgow School of Art in 2007. Working predominantly with video installation and has exhibited in group shows and had her work screened throughout the U.K, in Mexico, Australia, Germany, Iceland, The Netherlands, Italy, Sweden and the U.S.A.
Recent projects include In Transit, a duo-show in 2008 alongside Dani Marti as part of Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art and in January 2009 she completed a studio residency with exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art [PICA] in Western Australia.
I met with Jimmy Redpath an ex-Blackwatch Paratrooper in WWII, regularly, either in his local café or at his home, over a period of a few months in 2008. During this time I became his tea-drinking companion and his friend. I listened to and recorded his many stories and ruminations, opinions, memories, observation, his jokes and regrets. And when he wasn’t talking, I recorded the silence.
“Katri Walker’s respectfully shot portrait of this man, his own projections and his morality, builds an image of the power of motive, and the completely puzzling understanding that the ethics we build our society on are simply manifestations of future intent reflecting on the past, giving us no time (only large and uncomfortable silences) in the present to reconsider the morality of our lives as nothing more then the subconscious desire to understand (and speak) the narrative of cyclical time.” Ric Spencer