Kate Hunt – Congressional Record


Kate Hunt, Congressional Record (2013), nails, twine, and encaustic

There’s a sort of literalness to the visual of a stack of documents that have been cut, fused together, and nailed through. But the underlying idea strikes me as timely and substantive. Kate Hunt’s Congressional Record is a representation and a reminder of how so much information quite quickly becomes inaccessible. Sometimes it’s not actually inaccessible; you can, after all, look up government documents even though most of us never do. But sometimes it really is impossible to revisit information once it has flowed past. In an age when we tend to think of information as immaterial it’s welcome to see it rendered hyper-material.


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