In all of my work, I am interested in proposing and creating conditions for generative interactions to occur—between viewer and installation, between materials that make up the image, between participants.
My work plays with time. It elongates the tiny moments between sensory input and comprehension, between idea and execution. It calls attention to the to the spaces in between, the gaps, the structures and processes just below the surface. Drawing on other disciplines’ research and theories of the phenomena of human life—quantum physics, philosophy, biology, linguistics—it underscores that our ability to explain does not actually create or solidify meaning. The firmly areligious work is influenced by my previous studies in History of Religions.
My materials and modes range from installations with glue and invisible thread to drawings, performances, and videos. Because of my attraction to the marks of the hand, line, revealing of the process, and paper as a fundamental material, I consider almost all of my practice sit comfortably in the larger category of Drawing.
Artist Bio / CV
Kendall Nordin was born and raised just outside of Washington DC and despite all her best efforts to escape to farflung places, she now lives and works in that same small square. A multi-disciplinary artist, for the past decade her practice mostly focuses on visual art, performance, and music. Her visual work has exhibited in the southeast US, Australia, and Estonia and is included in the viewing program of The Drawing Center, NYC. In the past year, exhibition venues for her work include the Container Space Gallery, Low Lives Festival, the DC Convention Center, Pulse Art Fair in Miami, Porch Projects, Gallaudet University, and the (e)merge Art Fair. Her contributions to music include PANIC, a 22-piece all girl rock improv orchestra, which will perform an hour long composition in Spring 2012. In 2005 she recieved an MFA from RMIT in Melbourne, Australia where she founded "The 24-hour Drawing Project" with colleague Hannah Bertram. She was the associate producer on "The Ballad of Bering Strait", a feature length documentary released in 2002. Before she left the written word behind, her poetry appeared in Wordwrights, Rain City Review, and Flat Bike, garnering an American Academy of Poets collegiate prize and a Lannan Foundation fellowship. Kendall is a rabble-rouser and an instigator from teaching pre-school age children to lobbying for low power FM radio or provoking discussion about working space for artists. Occasionally she works under the name Le Chien Sauvage.