Kari Robertson

Kari Robertson is a visual artist based in Edinburgh Scotland and Rotterdam the Netherlands, who works primarily with film and video. She graduated from the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam in 2016. She recently undertook a residency at The Banff Centre in Canada. Selected exhibitions include; The ICA SingaporeThe Banff Centre Canada, Radiophrenia, Killjoy Collective Portland Oregon, The Showroom London, The CCA Glasgow, TENT Rotterdam, Flat Time House London, LUX, and Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.

In her work Kari takes a ‘sci-fi’ approach to subjectivity, using narrative as a tool to re/un-think the sovereignty of our bodies, identities or minds, and as a means to access forms of radical empathy (what it might be to empathize beyond the familial bonds of identity, similarity or equivalence). She playfully explores how post-digital constructions and distributions of the subject impact on what we consider explicitly ‘personal’ or ‘subjective’. This often involves developing plastic bodies, characters who might act somehow as 'carrier bags' (Ursula Le Guin) or ciphers that allow us to access forms of imagining just beyond our present now.