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Kate Rhoades: Karen Kate Rhoades, Video Still from Karen, Image Courtesy of the Artist.

In Kate Rhoades: Karen, Oakland-based artist Kate Rhoades brings attention to the Junk Lady, the memorable supporting character in Jim Henson’s 1986 cult classic film Labryinth. This video was created during Rhoades’ recent artist residency at Recology (also known as the “dump”), San Francisco’s solid waste and recycling center. She sourced all the material for her video: she transformed trash into brightly colored puppets and piled heaps of discarded ladders, Christmas ornaments, and textiles to design the set. The ICA will be the first venue to screen Karen outside of the Recology Artist-in-Residence context.