la casa
2002

Cardboard boxes, rag doll made from bed sheet stuffed with confetti, porcelain photograph, light bulb, miniature spoon and bed
Dimensions variable

The rag doll Valentina is made of bed sheets stuffed with confetti which seeps colours through her fabric skin as raw emotions of homesickness. Homesickness suggests a sense of homelessness.

Included here is a video diary created while Katthy was living and working in Italy in 2002. Filmed during a residency in Milan, Katthy conducts a performative studio experiment with a cardboard box structure – an enduring material and symbolic trope in her practice that started with la casa and led to brown paper and untitled home.

This never before seen video diary was created while Katthy was living and working in Italy in 2002. Filmed during an Australia Council for the Arts supported artist residency in Milan, Katthy conducts a performative studio experiment with a cardboard box structure – an enduring material and symbolic trope in her practice.