Magic Undone
Kate Mitchell
1 February - 11 March 2012

In work developing from her BankART residency in Yokohama, Japan in 2011 undertaken with Artspace Curator Mark Feary, Kate Mitchell extends her exploration of the subject within temporally stretched, endurance action work.   

Magic Undone features the work Fall Stack, a five channel video work, which places the artist in mundane settings – a grocery store, a liquor store, bakery, chemist, and video store – made surreal through their cartoonish playfulness as the artist endlessly falls through the frame. Negotiating that disconcerting notion of the endless work/life cycle Mitchell’s own abrupt descent provides no respite as she repeatedly cycles through these colourful everyday scenes.  

Mitchell’s video work is accompanied by an unraveled kilim rug and its threads presented as a demystified object of commodified aesthetic, or a faulty magic carpet.

The 12 Labours of Kate Mitchell 



Kate Mitchell on 'Fall Stack'
7 February 2012