Katrin Albrecht was born in Germany and now lives in Folkestone, Kent. She works predominantly in the medium of sculpture, installation and collage. Using fabric, clothes and second-hand materials, she creates bold and colourful installations that are inspired by human characteristics and interactions.
For Estuary 2016, Katrin Albrecht created a brand new work, Cut From the Same Cloth, which consists of 11 flags made up from 28 western nations flags, together with the flags of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Cut up and reassembled to form new shapes and new flags, the abstract and very colourful patterns only hint at their former representational function.
Forms of the human body appear occasionally like a hand, a foot, an eye. Cut From The Same Cloth is about being human. Europe is currently facing a humanitarian crisis with thousands of refugees arriving every day. This
Cut From the Same Cloth was on exhibition in Gravesend High Street from 17 September until the end of October.
Photos by Benedict Johnson.
Gravesend High Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0AZ
High Speed from St Pancras to Gravesend (25min) - short walk to Gravesend High Street (5 min)
From here access to other Estuary 2016 venues, LV21 and Tilbury Cruise Terminal is very easy.
LV21 is moored at Town Pier Pontoon (at the bottom of Gravesend High Street).
The Ferry direct to Tilbury Cruise Terminal Landing Stage (5 min) leaves from the same place. Special Ferry Services agreed for Fri 16 Sept between 6pm and 9pm and Sun 18 Sept running on the usual Saturday timetable. See timetable here.
Retail parking off Gravesend High Street and close to Gravesend Railway Station. All are in short walking distance of the festival activities.