Katie Hare

What’s your background?

I’m from London, where I still live and work. I finished an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths in 2016 and before that a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in 2010.

What influences you artistically?

Memories or more specifically, the way I remember things. Personal experiences, books, stories, TV, news, zines, DIY culture, walking around the city, our relationships with objects and technology…

How do you start a new work?

Usually an idea will be with me for a while before I figure out how to actually start making it into a work. I do a lot of research before starting and most of my work has started as a piece of writing although I’ve recently been experimenting with interviewing subjects as opposed to using my own voice.

What are you working on right now?

I’ve just finished a video that looks at the 2015 Hatton Garden heist and the Wapping Dispute in 1986, considering the way narratives are constructed in the media and beyond and the power imbalances that exist within these spaces. Built around first-hand interviews with a crime journalist, a trade unionist, an activist and a linotype operator, it’s made up of a mixture of self-shot and found footage.

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