Kari Orvik

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Kari Orvik
Balancing balloon, Headlands gym
From the series Exercises for moving in between, 2013
Archival pigment print from tintype
9 ½ x 12 ¼”
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Artist statement
Exercises for Moving in Between began as a personal, site-specific tightrope-walking performance near my family’s home in Norway. It continued at the Headlands Center for the Arts, combining the practice of rope-walking with the media of wetplate collodion, video and film. The project culminated in a book and exhibition at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

Kari Orvik is a San Francisco based photographer and educator who uses film and historic photographic processes to engage possibilities of place, material and memory.
A graduate of Stanford University and UC Berkeley, her work has been exhibited at the Oakland Museum of California, the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, SF Camerawork, the Oslo Fotobook Festival, and is in the permanent collection of the Berkeley Art Museum. She was a graduate fellow at the Headlands Center for the Arts, an artist-in-residence at Recology SF (the dump), and at Rayko Photo Center. She has taught alternative processes and digital photography at the San Francisco Art Institute, City College of San Francisco, and UC Berkeley, and operates a tintype portrait studio in the outer Mission district of San Francisco.