Kathy Hinde Audio-Visual Artist — Inspired by behaviours and phenomena found in nature and the everyday — working with sound, light, image, sculpture, location.

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Water Balance

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 over long time periods which overlap is different combinations as conditions change and may never repeat. The warning sounds of the gongs act as a metaphor for the crucial role water levels play in balancing the ecosystem of peat bog. Blanket bog needs waterlogged conditions to thrive and acts as an important and valuable carbon sink.

Water Balance was commissioned by Cryptic for “Below the Blanket“, a dusk time meditative walk through the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh inspired by The Flow Country, one of Scotland’s most important landscapes. The Flow Country is home to the best example of blanket bog in Northern Europe.

Below the Blanket is currently showing at Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh until August 25th 2019, every evening 19:00 – 21:00 except Tuesdays. Tickets available here.  Produced by Cryptic as part of the “Flows to the Future” project raising awareness of the important of the Flow Country in partnership with RSPB Scotland. Water Balance was developed at 101 Outdoor Arts in 2019.

More photos below – meanwhile, here is a short video taster of the whole show ‘Below the Blanket’

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