Saint Obsoleta, Video Reliquary,
found electronics with embedded video
Inspired both by the discarded materials provided and by medieval reliquaries which protect a saintly relic (such as a shroud), this "video reliquary" is dedicated to "Saint Obsoleta." The patron saint of outmoded objects, Saint Obsoleta encourages "resistant" humans to adopt new technologies in order to replace the old. She also acts as a guide, directing obsolete technologies and outdated electronic items to their final resting place.
Kimberly Simpson is a Brooklyn-based artist who works across a variety of media: sculpture, installation and video, among others. She holds both a BFA and an MFA in sculpture, as well as an advanced certificate in Performance and Interactive Media Arts. Simpson’s work, which has been described as embodying a “poetic minimalism,” has been reviewed in the Village Voice and the Colorado Daily. She attended the Julia and David White Artist Colony in Costa Rica, in 2001. Group exhibitions include: Holy Holes: Absolute Stalls, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY; Rapture, Empire Fulton Ferry State Park – DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY; and Tributary, AIR Gallery, New York, NY. Solo exhibitions include: The Kissing Booth, International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, AK; and Underneath, Inside, Through, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO. Collaborative multi-media performances, where Simpson designed and performed live video, include: Galaxie Pearl, Danspace Project: New York, NY; and Hotspot: Connect the Dots, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY. Her work also appears in Art Base, Rhizome.org’s net art archive.