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.
7th September 2019
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.
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.
Kat will perform one movement from The Matter of the Soul at the Berliner Gazette 20th Anniversary Gala Evening on the 12th October.
10th – 12th October 2019
Center for Arts and Urbanistics (ZK/U)
Flow Over Water Borders
14th and 15th June 2019
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.
The Matter of the Soul | Symphony video will be screened on 28th May at Surfrider Foundation for L’eau en movement, conception de la matière curated by Ateliers Avenue de la Milady, Biarritz as part of Fête de la Nature Biarritz. The evening line-up is:
Première Partie – Creasy John : 20h – 21h
Source – Guillaume YoMk : 21h – 22h
Matter of the Soul – Kat Austen : 22h – 23h
Surfrider Foundation Europe
33 Allée du Moura, 64200 Biarritz
Kat will be working during the week of 20th May with students from the Gustav-Freytag-Schule to make sound recordings from water using her hacked scientific instruments and DIY hydrophones, as part of the DIY Hack the Panke project. These recordings will be composed, along with piano compositions with the school’s Klavier AG, into a sound installation at the Berlin Staatsoper in June 2019.