Katrin Lock has been selected to take part in a residency exchange project as part of Africa Beyond, the organisation for the promotion of African culture in the UK. The exchange will be reciprocated in April by three selected artists from Africa coming to Gasworks International Residency Programme. Her current practice, using media such as photography and linocut printing, functions as a visual investigation into the everyday participation in commodofication and market economies. As part of her current practice-based PhD at Leeds Metropolitan University, this work informs a longer study on cultural differences in the representation of wealth. The research explores questions of identity as well as systems of cultural representation under the increasing influence of globalisation. The current series 'Service World' documents car-wash workers in cities such as Berlin, Sao Paulo, London, Belgrade, and Rio de Janeiro, noting the geographical pecularities alongside the uncanny homogeneity of this service industry.
About the Bag Factory
The Bag Factory is a non-profit organisation promoting the visual arts through a broad range of activities. Both emerging and established artists rent affordable studios in a cultural environment that encourages diversity and cross-fertilisation of ideas and practice. The Bag Factory is a converted factory with approximately 20 studios, two residency studios, a public gallery and workshop spaces.