You may have caught wind of her on the Internet last week, when her creative use of a common airplane-bathroom staple made the rounds of many websites. You can see a slideshow of her “Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style” here, on The Huffington Post. She told the website that the series is part of a larger two-year project intent on making art while on airline flights, using only the material around her.
But you don’t necessarily have to click any links to see or hear Nina Katchadourian talk about her work; she’ll be discussing it live and in person tonight (Monday, April 16) at 7 p.m. in Morse-Ingersoll’s Richardson Auditorium. As the 2012 Ferrall Artist-in-Residence, Katchadourian will deliver a keynote address Monday night, discussing her work in a wide variety of media including photography, sculpture, video, and sound.
Sponsored by the art and art history department, the Victor E. Ferrall, Jr. Endowed Artist-in-Residence Program was inaugurated in 2001 to honor the college’s ninth president.
You can read more about Katchadourian and her work here.