Katrina Palmer


Artist Katrina Palmer works with storytelling and audio environments as a form of sculpture. Foregrounding words, as opposed to objects, she refers to absences, often inviting the audience to imagine items that are indicated, but not fully present.


For Untitled, Radio, we are pleased to broadcast two audio-based works, Reality Flickers and Splinter (Guitar) v2. Both works are derived from narratives in Palmer’s book, The Fabricator's Tale (2014), and they were both originally conceived for multimedia installations, Reality Flickers at MOTINTERNATIONAL in London (2013), and Splinter (Guitar) v2 at the David Roberts Art Foundation in London (2017).


Recent exhibitions include In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy (group show: Hayward Touring, 2017); Stories In Your Mind (group: Villa Merkel, Germany, 2017); The three stories are flattened (solo: Void Gallery, Derry, 2016); The Necropolitan Line (solo: Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 2015); and Reality Flickers (MOT International, London, 2014). Her solo commission for Artangel, End Matter, combines an audio installation on Portland, Dorset, with a book published by Book Works (2015), and a simultaneous broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Authored publications include The Fabricator’s Tale (Book Works: London, 2014) and The Dark Object (Book Works: London, 2010). Palmer received the Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists, 2014.