Lives and works in Minneapolis
Mentor: Noah Keesecker
Kelsey Bosch received her BFA from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2009 and her MFA in media arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2016. First inspired by a hike through the Andes, Kelsey has continued to explore natural environments. In 2013, she attended Nes Residency in Skagastrond, Iceland, where her passion for Nordic and polar landscapes emerged. Through her experiences in nature, Kelsey aims to arrive at a truer sense of self, while evoking wonder in the viewer toward specific natural places and inviting discourse on environmental issues.
My installation work incorporates moving image, sound, and sculpture to give viewers an experience of ice land created in collaboration with the winter landscape of Minnesota. Through the dislocation of Minnesota’s landscape I form associations to Iceland, polar landscapes, and glaciers. Often I confuse the depth of the image plane, oscillating between flat and illusionistic space, through the photochemical process and/or composition.
From Kelsey Bosch’s Proposal
In engaging the viewer’s perception and disrupting what is known of a particular place and landscape I hope to cause a moment of pause, to redirect the viewer’s assumptions about place and nature. Ultimately, experiencing the digital mediation of nature in the physical world lends for ambiguity, manipulating the viewer’s perception and complicating their relationship to the hyper-object of Nature: a network of forces beyond our comprehension. Building from the momentum of graduate school and the Art Shanty project, Artist on the Verge will further develop my commitment to active audience engagement and participation with a project that is large in scale.