Programme ➔ Artist Residencies ➔ Breathe Residency, (2003-2013)
2004 Jun 22 (is beginning date)
2004 Aug 29 (has end date)
The New Zealand born artist's practise revolves around sculpture and installation, sometimes using digital images and video. She was interested in materials which were fluid in nature, such as plastics, chemicals, oils and industrial by-products, to create her own substitute chemistry set, to explore ideas of virulence, dysfunctionality, and representation.
Kum used her residency to work with work with local manufacturers to create components and source materials. This element was of particular interest to Denise, given Manchester’s history as a manufacturing centre. The materials came together to create a major walk through installation and environment created around the notion of additives – the smells inherent in cleaning products and disinfectants, the artificial colour injected in plastic and the flavours of confectionery. The resulting work 'Long Life' was shown during her open studio.