Kathleen Rugh

Kathleen Rugh

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

· 765 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

CoWorker Projects is pleased to present video works by Kathleen Rugh including I Remember That They Existed, But Not What They Were, Staring Back, Light Leaks #1 Excerpt, and Light Leaks #2 Excerpt. Kathleen Rugh is a filmmaker and photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her artwork centers around an interest in our methods of perception. Through her work she searches for a deeper awareness of the places that easily get overlooked in our daily routine.

Through her filming she uses a range of film stocks, cameras, and shooting techniques as a means to draw attention to the camera and film medium as a device for visual translations rather than something that offers a truthful document. The work also acts as an examination of how our surroundings can affect us on a psychological or emotional level. The films relate more to our perceptions and unconscious reactions rather than merely mimicking how we see the world. Kathleen Rugh’s films have been exhibited in screenings and galleries throughout the US and internationally, including the Edinburgh International Film Festival, EXiS Experimental Film Festival in Seoul, Korea, the Antimatter Film Festival in Victoria, BC, the Chicago Underground Film Festival, the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, and the Athens International Film and Video Festival. She recently received a grant through the New York State Council on the Arts’ Electronic Media & Film Finishing Fund grant program administered by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Rugh completed an MFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University.