This sculptural form is hand carved referring to a popular model of a functioning virtual reality headset. I used limestone as a way of combining notions of past and future. Limestone forms over millions of years and its materiality holds a catalogue of time and life.
The word 'perspicacity' refers to the action of seeing with clarity, insight and discrimination through vision and intellect. I am interested in the enquiry as to how emerging experiential technologies may alter human perception of time and space, and the effect that this media may have upon human relationships.
Katie Stackhouse is a Melbourne based artist who is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. After completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts she studied at the prestigious Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in the Netherlands and is currently completing a Master of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Stackhouse has a multi-disciplinary practice crossing painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography. She has had several solo exhibitions and shown work in curated group exhibitions. She is the recipient of multiple grants through Regional Arts Australia and has completed a residency at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in the USA. Other residencies include Amsterdam's Grafisch Atelier, Saltgrass Printmakers in Utah and Durrmu Arts Centre in Peppimenarti, Australia. Her work is included in private collections throughout Australia, Europe, Japan and the USA.
10.7 x 18.5 x 11 cm
Katie Stackhouse, in conversation with Professor Ian Howard, discusses her work 'Perspicacity Headset I' and answers questions from the audience. Recorded on 20 October 2018 at the 2018 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize exhibition, Woollahra Council.
Judges of the 2018 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Michael Lynch AO CBE (Australian Arts administrator, former Director of Sydney Opera House and former CEO of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong) and Amanda Love (Director Loveart, independent Art Advisory).
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