Katherine Melançon - Materiology

Katherine Melançon is interested in processes, in the use of non-traditional materials and in the act of giving up control. Through a constant loop between experimentation and results, she likes to question the boundaries of a material and explore the path to its own dematerialisation or re-materialisation. To confront these boundaries, Melançon hands over control during the process to machines and algorithms, nature or weather and chemical principles, among others. She is drawn to works that fluctuate between abstract and figurative, macro and micro, natural and technological. Recently, she has been exploring context as a constraint along with principles from wabi-sabi, a Japanese philosophy that entails impermanence, imperfection and incompleteness. https://vimeo.com/121496094