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. Blocks of ice melt at rates determined by climate-change data, their drips resonating in water-filled metal vessels. The dripping of meltwater blends with metallic sounds engraved on vinyl and played on customised turntables which turn faster and slower in accordance with the rate of melt, generating throbbing, fluctuating low frequency tones. As visitors explore the swimming pool, it fills not with water but with sonic waves that ebb, flow, rise up and subside in unguessable patterns.
Phase Transition has subsequently been adapted and exhibited at various spaces bring different experiences and interpretations.
Phase Transition by Kathy Hinde.
Software by Matthew Olden; consultant scientists : Professor Peter Nienow and Dr Dann Mitchell.
A Cryptic commission for Sonica 2017 in association with Cove Park, premiered at Govanhill Baths, Glasgow, UK.