Kate Shaw, Continuum, 2018. High-definition video, 3 minutes, Animation: Alina Shagidullina, Sound: Jimmu Su. Courtesy: the artist and Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.
Kate Shaw’s video work ‘Continuum’ is an extension of her primary art practice in painting which re-interprets notions of what constitutes landscape painting, both within an art historical context and a contemporary social context. The artist creates surreal, futuristic landscapes that refer to notions of the sublime in nature but also reflect a strong sense of artificiality. The resulting works examine the tensions and dichotomies in both the depiction of the natural world and our relationship to it.