Kate Hamberger aka Glamberger is a multidiciplinary artist activist based in Kingston, NY. Her work is largely influenced by her diverse education in the arts and criminal justice which has given her a passion for social justice and a vessel by which to pursue it. She seeks to highlight important issues through her artwork while calling others to action to promote positive change in the world.
Through photography abstract painting, and performance she investigates the dynamics of environment, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Her photos establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. By applying abstraction, Glamberger creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.
By creating situations and breaking the passivity of the spectator in her performances, Glamberger wants the viewer to become part of the art as a kind of added component. She engages the audience in her obsessive thought patterns by presenting pieces of her inner world in site specific actions responding to the surrounding environment while shaping visions that reflect a sensation of meditation and serene contemplation. She tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations. Her collected works are thematically interrelated and durational across time and subject matter.