Artist Interview: Kaddi:H
What is your background? Perhaps you could briefly introduce yourself and your practice?
I mainly deal with the issues of vulnerability and psychological exceptional states. I use and interpret experiences from my biography and my history of mental illnesses. In my work I also take up my interest in the abstraction of the human body and the animalistic and absurd in human behavior and emotional life. It is often the case that I intuitively choose a material and / or technique that is close to my chosen topic in some way. For example, I find the feel of a material suitable for a feeling that I want to convey. Or a certain technique helps me to add a certain atmosphere to a work.
Currently, a lot of my work is in the field of video and installation.
Have you shown any work at The Ballery before?
What made you apply for this call?
I visited some exhibitions at the Ballery before and liked the curatorial selection. Then an artist friend sent me the open call and I thought: Great opportunity!
Why did you choose to submit the work that you did?
I had the feeling it would match the interests and focus of the Ballery.
Can you tell us a bit about this work?
The photo shows a section of a human face – digitally transformed into an insect-like being.
Has it been shown before?
What are your biggest influences?
My history of mental illnesses and my connectedness with animals.