What does it mean to take something apart, to put it back together, and to share what you learned in the process? I am interested in systems as broad as politics, history, our built environment, and our learning systems. The act of exploring, deconstructing, and decoding these systems is political, if subtly. We all have power; we all own this world.

I make projects using a variety of forms — installations, publications, videos, and events — that encourage audiences to become participants in research and production as a way to explore their own experiences, their histories, their challenges. My work is responsive to environments, develops over time, and is co-created with participants as well as collaborators. Together, we can begin to realize that the construction of systems is made up of collective energy, and we might begin to ask: whose energy?

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Katie Hargrave (b. 1985 Chicago, resides Chattanooga, TN) is a professor at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. She received her MFA in Intermedia from the University of Iowa, MA from Brandeis University, and BFA from the University of Illinois. Her work has been shown at DIY spaces, university galleries, non-profits, and festivals. She is a member of the collaborative groups “The Think Tank that has yet to be named” and “Like Riding a Bicycle.”

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New Homestead Act

 


Like riding a bicycle
 

 

SOS
Structures of Support




ttoi
For and in consideration of the great love I bear: does a tree have standing?

Rio
A proposal for a flag
for the Rio Grande

 

235
Happy 235th, Johnny Appleseed!

 

 

Pine
17 Colonial Pine Flags (resisting a
nation, building another, resisting a
nation)

james home
Jesse James


Past
Past Times:
Remembering,
Remapping, Recovering

Paris
We wish we could tell you something
you could really see.

 

 

About / Links

Katie Hargrave
©2005-2016
info (at) katiehargrave (dot) us


Big Sky Visor

 

How to unmake an
American quilt

 

looking through
I'm looking through you


 
   

spaces
In a state far from equilibrium

 

WhitePines
Reading White Pines

 
 

Barn Razing
Barn Razing
 
 
 
 

GW cherry
If all the parts of George Washington's
Axe have been replaced, is it still George Washington's Axe?

tr
Melting Pot

 
 

Plymouth Rock
Is this Plymouth Rock?
 
 


Iceberg of Support

 


5 Readers On the Road
 

johnny appleseed
My Memory of It (Johnny Appleseed)

 
 

Letoile
How to fold L'etoile du Nord

 

Building After the Nebraska
Building (After the Nebraska National Forest)
 

Make your own
I Surrender (or Make Your Own)

 
   
 

Teddy
Betty Rymer at the
Betty Rymer

 
 
 

Boston
Boston's foreign land
 
 

Johnny
Johnny Appleseed (As American As
Apple Pie)

 


Where there were many

 

13 star
13 (stars forming) constellations (the sun moves through)  

Twin
A Proposal for a flag
for the twin cities & the land of lakes

 

Tree
Tree Felling

  
 

Boundary Stones
Founding Boundaries


   

Shado
Shadow States of States

 
 
 
 

Iowa
Iowa Neo-Mountaineers

 
 
 
 

walden
On Walden
 
 

Molasses
Molasses Flood: an insignificant memorial action for the
scapegoats of history

In poor
In Poor Tastes Good

 

Go east
Go East, Young Man!

 
 

Reagan
My Ronald Reagan Collection
 

warhol
EMPIRE (after Warhol, Hardt, and Negri)

 

Mississippi
A proposal for a flag
for the Mississippi River
 

TT
The Think Tank that has yet to be
named

   
 

stagehand
Stagehand

 
 
 
 

reenactment
A reenactment intended to connect the world
 

Toronto
Toronto (traveling through Toronto,
Illinois with his Toronto)