Kathy Hinde: Commission

Across 2017 and 2018 we have been working with award winning Bristol based artist, Kathy Hinde, on a new commission. Kathy has developed ideas through public workshops, talks, walks and residencies working towards the creation of a sound, light and text artwork for public space concerned with how birds adapt to survive in response to environmental change. Chirp&Drift aims to highlight processes where errors and miscommunications occur, as a metaphor for broken ecologies such as interruptions to habitats, narrowing sonic bandwidths for bird-calls to be heard clearly, elongated migration routes, changes in water levels and the implications all these factors have on bird-life.

The commission will culminate in a playful new work in the Storey Gardens at Light Up Lancaster 2018. See Chirp&Drift for full info.  

Follow the project progress here

For Chirp&Drift, Kathy has invited a team of artists, researchers and technologists to take part in research and development over the summer and autumn 2018.  A time to experiment, to discover, to have conversations, to share and develop ideas together.

Kathy Hinde – Audio-Visual Artist
Matthew Olden – Interactive programmer
Sarah Hymas – Poet / Writer
Laurence Rose – Bird expert / Conservationist / Writer
Steve Symons – Web programmer
Jasmine Butt – Studio Assistant
Stuart Sharp – Environmental Scientist (Lancaster University)
Lancaster Arts – Project management 
Know West Media Centre The Factory – Hosting residency, Bristol.

Funders And Partners

R&D stage supported by Arts Council England 

Commissioned by Lancaster Arts and Light Up Lancaster 

Support in kind from Knowle West Media Centre ‘The Factory’ and RSPB Leighton Moss.

The first event, on May 27th, was a participatory walk and workshop at the stunning RSPB reserve Leighton Moss with expert guidance from conservationist and writer Laurence Rose. and a writing, sound and visual workshop led by Sarah Hymas and Kathy Hinde.

If you want to find out more about this project, please get in touch alice@lancasterarts.org