Kristin McIver – 2015 Residency Artist
Kristin McIver is an Australian artist whose practice includes sculpture, painting and installation. Utilising materials such as text and neon, McIver’s works explore the themes of desire and aspiration prevalent in our hyper-consumer culture. Through her work, McIver aims to break down the illusions of commodity aesthetics.
Through her work, McIver explores the implications of the new form of digital capital on our identity. Appropriating advertising’s very tools of seduction – emotive language, light, and hyper-gloss materials – her artworks mimic the seductive promotions of commoditised ideals before exposing the impact of perpetual consumer cycle on our identity, culture and environment.
McIver participated in the 2015 Biennale Residency Program in Squamish, where she spent time with the First Nations community and created two artworks examining traditional languages inspired by the 2014-2016 Biennale’s theme: Open Borders / Crossroads Vancouver.