Kristin is an artist and lecturer. She has been a co-director of Brass Art since 1999 - a collaborative arts practice with Chara Lewis (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Anneke Pettican (University of Huddersfield).
Brass Art were selected for an Arts & Heritage commission in 2017 to work with Chetham's Library in Manchester and presented new work as a result of engagement with the collection. The resulting exhibition Gestured comprised of sculptural, glass and 3D printed artworks, moving image, print, as well as evening events involving renowned theremin player Lydia Kavina and a torchlit tour. The commission enabled the artists to work directly with medical prosthetic specialists, hot glass blowers and scientific glass makers to test new processes and directions in their practice.
Ongoing collaborative research centres on Writers' Rooms as creative spaces, and their subsequent spatial transformation using Kinect scanners to record virtual shadow plays in those spaces. This has so far included the Bronte Parsonage, Haworth, and Freud's House, London, resulting in large-scale audio-visual installations with composers Dr Alistair MacDonald (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and Professor Monty Adkins (University of Huddersfield).
Brass Art have shown internationally and at national venues including: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester, The Bloomberg Space, The A Foundation, The Jerwood Space and Tatton Park Biennial. They have presented at conferences including: xCoAx (2017), ISEA (2016), Siggraph (2012), The 2nd International Conference on 3D Body Scanning Technologies (2011), Technologies of Drawing (2011) and ISEA (2010).
Kristin completed a practice-led doctorate in 2009 entitled 'Investigating disorientation through the adoption of role-playin contemporary fine art practice'. She is currently researching an expansion of the ideas and key locations in Eastern Europe which sit at the centre of the thesis.
She is a committee member of xCoAx, and her solo video work has screened at: Arsenals Riga, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Kunsthalle Vienna, Centre for Contemporary Art Warsaw, Centre for ContemporaryArt Normandy, Kunsthalle ExnergasseVienna, Kölnischer KunstvereinCologne, international film festivals and gallery exhibitions.
Kristin teaches predominantly on the MA & MFA Contemporary Art Practice programme, and contributes to the Research Methods component for the MSc, MPhil and PhDs in the School of Art. She has previously taught on the BA (Hons) Sculpture programme and supervised final year dissertations in visual culture.
Research interests include role-play and the navigation of space, fugitive identities, surrogate landscapes, filmic disorientation, 3D body scanning technologies, new media archaeology, sculptural installation, moving image work.