E13 Cat Lamora – Using paper as a medium to recreate memories and reflect on diaspora consciousness
For the season finale of Remote Art Talks we had a conversation with Cat Lamora, a Korean-Canadian paper artist based in Toronto who uses this fragile and temporary medium to create work at the crossroads of diaspora consciousness, memory, culture, and nostalgia.
We’ll talk about the way Korean culture influences Cat’s work, why they chose to use paper as a medium to create and we’ll take a closer look at Cat’s latest installation, We Bathe Here, which recreates the intimacy of Korean bath houses, a space in which people see each other’s nakedness and vulnerabilities as something natural and ordinary and that connects the artist to childhood memories in Korea.
Remote Art Talks is a special web series produced by Toronto-based art blog and directory @artifiernet in partnership with @partial.gallery.
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