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Kirsten Stolle
North Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2017

My work examines the influence of chemical companies on our food supply, and considers the connection between corporate interests and public health. I create collages, text-based work and site-responsive installations exploring the complex relationship between economy and ecology.

Underpinning my work is a research-based practice grounded in the investigation of corporate propaganda, environmental politics and biotechnology. Using source materials such as 20th century medical books, farm equipment catalogs, archival photographs and mid-century print advertisements, my work critiques the prevailing narrative.

Currently I am examining military propaganda and the history of Cold War-era US missile programs within a 21st century framework. Given the unprecedented current political administration and in context with modern drone warfare, surveillance systems and the uncertain relationship with Russia, my artistic research is taking on greater, increasingly relevant importance.

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