Video by Kathryn Baczeski
Kathryn Agnes Baczeski is a visual artist from Southbury Connecticut. She received her BFA in Sculpture with a concentration in Ceramics from the University of Connecticut in 2009. She is currently earning her MFA from Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana. Baczeski is an avid dreamer and believer that anything is possible when dealing with art and lives by the philosophy of “Never let the dream die.”
About the Video
The performance piece “Walking on Eggshells” began as my attempt to illustrate the experiences that accompany one’s entrance into a new environment. Transforming my response to this new home into an aesthetic object, I have attempted to achieve an appropriate balance between feelings of uncertainty, mystery, and doubt and those of eager anticipation.
As I hang ceramic eggs on the distant wall, thin wisps of red paint form a red-scale line that spreads across the screen. The line takes the shape of an electrocardiograph, the electronic signal that sketches one’s heartbeat. On the floor rests a grid of unfired clay works, vessels of weakness to be tested by my weight. The grid that unites these pieces maps my movement through a guarded place in space and time. I understand that I am now entering a unique and fleeting period in my life, and I do not intend to forsake this gift. I therefore struggle to find my footing, for fear of dropping the work I am carrying.
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