Audio Walk: Listening to the Distant Clamours at Perceiving Academy 686, Cyprus

Between 25th October and 5th November 2019, the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Art will be running Perceiving Academy 686, an exploration of the Cyprus ecosystem.

“Distant clamours break on the timeless towers like the sea.”

From Aphrodite by Howard Mumford Jones

Kat Austen will provide to participants a site-specific audio walk “Listening to the Distant Clamours” and DIY hydrophones, to facilitate an sound-based research into the political and physical landscape of the Cyprus coastline.

SENSING WATER AT UdK

DIY Hydrophones, Spree River, Berlin

Wasserklang Orchester Workshop
interflugs
UdK Berlin
Hardenbergstrasse 33
Berlin

19th October 2019 11-18 Uhr

Explore the human relationship with water using artistic research techniques that meld together embodied explorations with those mediated by sensing equipment. Led and facilitated by Dr Austen, this workshop introduces participants to two of these artistic research methods that make use of scientific equipment and embodied techniques to connect with water, and facilitates the exploration of local water using these methods.

More info

Registration at : freieklasse@interflugs.de

Network Defekts at Internet Yami-ichi, Ars Electronica

Kat will be running Network Defekts, a stall at Internet Yami-ichi (internet black market) at Ars Electronica this year.

Privacy is routinely compromised for the benefit of easy communication on platforms with friendly user interfaces but user-unfriendly Ts and Cs. For Network Defekts, Kat will sell Encryption tokens that elaborate on the level of encryption of different platforms and barriers to secure communication. 

Ars Electronica
POSTCITY
Linz
7th September 2019

Endlich Festival performance || Spring 2020

Performing at HAR, Opera North, Leeds (2018)

Kat will be performing The Matter of the Soul | Symphony at Endlich Festival, in Berlin, 20-22 September 2019 now rescheduled for Spring 2020. For this performance Kat is collaborating with painter Simon Findlay who will paint live during the set.

Tickets and Endlich Crowdfunding Campaign

Endlich Festival
Altes Umspannwerk
Steglitz, Berlin

counter/knowledge at MORE WORLD conference

Kat’s work has been featured by Berliner Gazette as one of their Impulses for their 20th Anniversary MORE WORLD feature, which explores the role of collectivity in addressing climate change.

At the MORE WORLD conference this October, Kat will participate in and feature a short performance from The Matter of the Soul, for the COUNTER/KNOWLEDGE track.

Kat will perform one movement from The Matter of the Soul at the Berliner Gazette 20th Anniversary Gala Evening on the 12th October, performance starts at 20:30. Attendance of the performance is free and independent of attending the conference.

10th – 12th October 2019
Center for Arts and Urbanistics (ZK/U)
Berlin, Germany

Registration is open until 1st September 2019.

Flow Over Water Borders at Staatsoper, Berlin

Intervening with Panke River water

Flow Over Water Borders
Sound Installation

14th and 15th June 2019
Junge Staatsoper
Berlin

How does the water change when people act upon it? 

How do we personally change when we interact with other people?

We all have borders. Learning how to navigate them is important. Wether we are overcoming personal hurdles or opening up to others, the process creates changes in both ourselves and others.

“Flow Over Water Borders” at the Staatsoper Berlin, explores the parallel between urban life for young people and the changes occurring in water as it passes through the city. The sound installation explores the meaning of boundaries, the fluid nature of the self and the eternal navigation of the individual as part of society.

Audio recordings were created with class 7c during a co-creation workshop investigating the Panke River in Berlin Wedding as part of the project “DIY Hack the Panke” (Art Laboratory Berlin). Recordings were taken using special instruments developed by the artist, Kat Austen, which generate sounds from the measurement of chemical properties of water.

Part of Wasserklang Orchester.

NB: Entry to the exhibition is only available to Theatre ticket holders.