Kate Hodgetts

Kecak, 2011-2018, silver gelatin print, 25.4 x 20.32cm




The works in Purgatory have been created with all of the traditional tools of photography: camera, film, paper, light and chemistry. But rather than presenting a view of a reality past, these photographs present only themselves; abstract in form.


Inspired largely by avant-garde sensibilities, my practice is driven by curiosity and experimentation. Here, through the manipulation of photographic negatives, previously captured moments become a cacophony of line, tone and film grain. Their ghosts are momentarily set free, only to be caught again, this time in a different and unrecognisable configuration.