River Echoes : 2021

Water forms the arteries of the planet. We are 60% water. Water is a key ingredient for life, and a key catalyst for the origin of biological life on earth. What could be a deeper and more direct connection between the planet, other species and each other? River Echoes 2021 is a project by Kathy…

River Traces : 2020

RIVER TRACES 1 was created in collaboration with the River Frome in Bristol, by exposing samples of river sediment and algae directly onto 16mm film, and developing using eco-processing techniques such as coffee and plant developers. Physical traces are generated through a direct encounter between the material qualities of the river and the film itself,…

Twittering Machines live : 2019

“…the audience entranced as the song developed a danceable rhythm…” exclaim.ca review by Tom Beedham Twittering Machines explores environmental concerns by focussing on the Nightingale; one of the only birds to serenade us at night time with its beautiful yet mournful songs. The performance centres on a vinyl recording of John Keat’s ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ translated into…

LITTORAL : 2021

A new collaboration with Quebec audiovisual artist Myriam Boucher to premier on 24 August 2021 at Mutek Montréal LITTORAL (definition): The shore zone between high tide and low tide points. An audiovisual performance combining sculptural objects, sound and light. LITTORAL explores concepts concerned with rising sea levels by incorporating scientific data around coastal erosion, thermal expansion, sediment compaction,…

Piano Migrations : 2010

“… the standout experience is an audiovisual installation by Kathy Hinde: an ingenious music box, in which video of flittering birds on six electricity lines becomes an ever-changing score, their come-and-go presence triggering cracks and clicks in the guts of a piano mechanism. It’s somehow completely alive, and you could relax in its company for hours.”  Venue Magazine…

CHIRP & DRIFT : 2018

The light and sound sculpture, Chirp&Drift is a flock of illuminated instruments that chatter in morse code messages.  Gentle tones and harmonies are made by accordion reeds hidden within each ‘bird’. As they move, air is pressed through the reeds, reminding the listener of the delicate and fragile state of the environment and our own…

Tipping Point : 2014

“The sound is much like a glass harmonica playing gentle glissandi… What was intended as sonic art is actually a beautiful new instrument.” The Wire Tipping Point invites us to consider our relationship with water, and the necessity of balancing how we use the world’s water resources. The installation is created using a delicate combination of glass, water,…

For The Birds : 2014

“Mind-blowingly brilliant. An unforgettably beautiful and resonant experience” George Monbiot, Guardian journalist and author “For The Birds is an original and richly enjoyable experience… It is a small oasis of strange, contemplative, other-worldly loveliness in a land increasingly ruled by banal norms.” The Arts Desk “I cannot think of another art experience that has bettered it” Jay Griffiths, author For the…

Water Balance : 2019

Water Balance is a pond dwelling kinetic sound sculpture activated by balancing bodies of water. Flowing water pours into six vessels until they overbalance, tip and empty into the pond activating gongs to form a resonating, generative composition. Each vessel is a different size, and each gong a different pitch, creating an evolving composition from gradually phasing patterns…

Phase Transition : 2017

“Hinde’s work is full of intellectual heft and ecological concern without ever coming over as cold or inaccessible.” Colm McAuliffe, The Quietus on Sonica, read full review here An abandoned swimming pool provided the original setting for the premiere of Phase Transition, a sculptural sound installation raising awareness of global climate change and the greenhouse effect.…

Luminous Birds : 2015/16

“There is something poignant about the delicacy of Hinde’s flock of origami birds… Lights rush in perfect harmony with the wash of sound creating a unified sensorial experience.” The Times **** Luminous Birds animates a flock of origami-style birds suspended overhead. As night falls, synchronised lighting sequences and music create the effect of birds flying overhead. The…