Past Event

Voices: Kerstin Honeit

Thursday, January 20, 2011 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

Honeit Lecture Primary

German artist Kerstin Honeit (born 1977) investigates familial legacy, gender construction, and identity formation in her photographic and video works. In the photographic series Becoming 10 (2007–10), Honeit assumes the identities of nine half-siblings she has never met. Honeit’s video installation On & Off (2010) is a further exploration of familial connection and dislocation in which the artist lipsyncs four women’s accounts of their fathers' funerals. A second video installation, Position #1 (2008), considers women’s occupation of public space.

Honeit has exhibited her work internationally in venues such as LoBe London Berlin Art Kunst, Berlin; Goldsmiths, University of London; Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin; and the German Federal Ministry of Justice, Berlin. Additionally, Honeit's films have screened at numerous international festivals, including the London Film Festival; MIX Film Festival, Milan; the Hong Kong Film Festival; the New Fest Film Festival, New York; and Outfest, Los Angeles. She received a degree in Visual Arts and Sculpture from the Berlin-Weissensee School of Art and has received numerous awards for her work, including the Goldrausch Scholarship and a Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Scholarship. Her exhibition at Gallery 400 is her first U.S. solo show.

Image: Kerstin Honeit, Becoming 10, 2007–10, video (still).