Kathy Hinde: Chirp&Drift

Kathy Hinde: Chirp&Drift


Artist: Kathy Hinde
Creative technologist:  Matthew Olden
Poet : Sarah Hymas

Chirp&Drift is a flock of small illuminated instruments temporarily making a home by nesting in a majestic beech tree in the Storey Gardens. The flock chatter in morse code messages, some of which will be de-coded, and others that will dissolve into nighttime whispers. Chirp&Drift artworks extend into the Gallery including bird imitations and interactive pieces.

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 and the implications all these factors have on bird-life.

Find out more about the project here

Follow the project progress here

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.


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