Kyle Hittmeier

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KYLE HITTMEIER

Artist-in-Residence

 
 

My Time In Wassaic

 
 

Please write a paragraph (or a few!) about your time here in Wassaic. You should say a bit about yourself, where you came from, how you got here, what media you like to work in typically, and what you chose to work on while you were here in Wassaic. Then talk about what Wassaic means to you, how it influenced your work, and what you might want others to know about Wassaic. Write from the heart and write in natural language. We want people to get to know you through this work. Be sure to embed hyperlinked words within these body paragraphs, so that we can link out to your portfolio site, exhibitions, movements, etc. Have fun with this!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Interview

By Drew Broderick, June 2018
 

Where do you call home?

Brooklyn, NY.


What is one good thing that has happened in the past 24 hours?

Jogging through the woods.


Why do you make art? Have your reasons changed over time?

Currently it's more of a socio-political release.


What is a song that you never tire of listening to?

Currently, Southern Anthem by Iron and Wine (at least it's stuck in my head in a good way).


What have you been reading lately? Thoughts?

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, one of the most interesting books I've read in awhile.


What drew you into the contemporary art world?

Mainly my experience in undergrad.


How would you describe your work/practice to a total stranger? To a friend’s 5 year old child? To a grandparent?

I make work that frames human imperfection.


What are your studio essentials? What is something unexpected a visitor might encounter?

Right now, I can't go without a computer and CAD modeling program.


Influences: we all have them regardless of whether or not we acknowledge them. Who or what currently inspires your work?

Top visual artist influences for me: Allora and Calzadilla, Pierre Huyghe and Hiroshi Sugimoto.


What were your intentions for this residency and how have they changed since being at the Wassaic Project?

Just to focus and get a away from the city grind.


How has place influenced your time at the Wassaic Project, and where is your favorite “spot” in Wassaic?

I really love the barn, though I'm not able to be in as much as I would like. In general, the whole town and atmosphere is incredible.


What will you take away from this experience, and what will you leave?

Self-reflection and refinement. Not sure what I'll contribute as of yet, but I'll be thinking and working towards that.

 
 
 
 
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Photos by Walker Esner