Katie Duffy creates carnal and colorful transmedia mashups that protrude outside of easy definition and circle cheekily around deep issues of humanity. Duffy’s interest in emerging technologies and their relationship to the evolution of the human animal is what drives their practice.
Working in the space between the digital and the physical, Duffy conjures entities into existence via code based processes and digital fabrication. These entities fuse the aesthetics of digital devices with organic and semi organic forms. Drawing from an expansive and obsessively created “library” of code snippets and cad/cam forms, Duffy creates pieces that evolve and inherit attributes from each other. These entities can stand as singular organisms or be displayed as part of a larger gaggle.
Duffy’s code drawings take the control away from the human artist by harnessing random functions and robotics in order to allow pieces to evolve. Here, Duffy in interested in mimicking the way evolution is driven by its own glitches and mutations, resulting in varying offspring of an earlier entity.
Duffy’s public art and site specific pieces hack the architecture of the gallery space by introducing playful environments awash in hypnotic video projections and striking abstract installations. Duffy’s installations navigating fleshie terrains, producing 3d abstractions which serve to challenge the notion that there is a right way to have a body.