Kate Gorman is a writer and artist working in fiction, playwriting, audio, performance, and fabric construction. Using her background in theater and film, she creates experiences that engage people’s imaginations and connect them with their immediate surroundings. She wants to enrich people’s experiences of places through new narrative layers and encourage exploration of the boundary between reality and fiction.
Gorman’s work invites examination of our minds’ power to shift our perception of a place from an unremarkable backdrop to a living space. Combining everyday technology and the intimacy of a voice speaking directly to you, her pieces open a situational zone for new interactions with, and interpretations of, the built environment. Her work activates the body in the acquisition of narrative, drawing the listener into a more complex experience with stories.
She was awarded an Arts and Humanities Fellowship for 2018 by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for her work in locative narrative, and is currently a resident with 202Creates and the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment.