Katie Goodwin

Small Wonders

5 July 2015 - 10 July 2015

Katie Goodwin is a London-based artist and graduate of Goldsmiths and Wimbledon College of Art. She has previously exhibited at galleries and film festivals worldwide, including Tate Modern, ICA, Barbican, Site gallery & S1 Artspace, Sheffield,T-A-P, Southend and further afield CAST, Hobart, MADA gallery, Melbourne and National Museum, Trinidad and Tobago. Prominent exhibitions include New Contemporaries 2011 and the touring exhibition 971 Horses & 4 Zebras. Her first solo show at ArtLacuna, London in 2013 screened the Wellcome Trust funded film Small Wonders, nominated for Best Documentary at London Short Film Festival in 2015. Previous artist residencies include Pixel Palace in Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2011, and at HIAP in Finland 2014-15.

Small Wonders is an abstract narrative short film, following microbiologist Terence Preston’s 50 year scientific and personal journey into discovering how single-celled organisms move at the air-water interface. The film provides a rare and charming insight into this hidden amoebae world comparing their alien existence to our human experience. The film uses as its centrepiece an hypnotic 16mm film of an experiment shot through a microscope by Preston in 1972 combined with found footage sourced from Ivor Beddoes family archive. Small Wonders was nominated for Best Documentary for London Short Film Festival 2015.

In addition to Small Wonders exhibition, there will be a special live foley sound performance entitled Brain Eaters by Goodwin and musician Rachel Lancaster at the private view. For more information click here.

Small Wonders were funded by a Small Arts Award from the Wellcome Trust.

Private View
4 July 2015 - 7.00pm