Mapping Gender Premiere – The Place, London

We are delighted to announce the performance premiere of Mapping Gender – a creation by Anders Duckworth in collaboration with Kat Austen – at The Place in London this autumn.

Three years in the making, Mapping Gender explores the synchrony between power dynamics applied to bodies and to landscapes.

Mapping Gender is a multisensory exhibition of dance, image, scent, sound and research. It’s an invitation to explore the parallels between cartography and historical clothing through a lens of non-binary experiences. Created by Anders Duckworth in collaboration with sound artist Kat AustenMapping Gender looks at landscapes, the way we draw borders and create boundaries on maps to carve up geographical space whilst also asking us to explore how we look at the body and how we use gender to carve and divide people.

Created with nine interdisciplinary artists and a group of trans/non-binary volunteers, Mapping Gender includes selections from a series of recorded interviews with non-binary people discussing their personal experiences. By drawing together people who exist on the margins and the ‘in-between’ spaces we open up new possibilities and provide an opportunity to re-discover the place and complexities we find in gender.

Performance Information

Date: 28th September 2022

Location: The Place, 17 Duke’s Road, London, WC1H 9PY

Price: £18 (£14 concession)

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Mapping Gender at Baltic is Curious

On Saturday Kat will be playing alongside Anders Duckworth’s performance of Mapping Gender as part  BALTIC is Curious. Kat has collaborated with Anders on Mapping Gender over the last 2.5 years, creating the sound and music for this exhibition of performance, image, sound and research. It’s an invitation to see the parallels between cartography and clothing, to explore how society controls, shapes and demarcates both landscapes and human bodies – all told through the lens of non-binary experiences.

In creating the soundscape over the last two years Kat has carried out research in liminal spaces – at coasts, riversides and boundaries. In Saturday’s performance, she will use her hacked scientific equipment to play sounds from a water sample that she collected from the Baltic Sea in December last year alongside water from outside the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Performance details:

Saturday 2nd July, 19:00 – 20:00

BALTIC
Gateshead NE8 3BA

Booking essential. Tickets GBP8-12.

concentration | The Matter of the Soul at Kosmetiksalon Babette

Kat will be headlining the Deep Sea – Empathie performance night at Café Kosmetiksalon Babette in the beautiful Kindl Brauerei building, with a performance of concentration | The Matter of the Soul.

9th May 2019 @ 10pm
Café Kosmetiksalon Babette
Am Sudhaus 3
12053 Berlin

Performances start at 7pm with Alice Münch, Karl Karner, Manfred Peckl.

 

Playing Arctic water at Climate Hub, COP24 for Greenpeace PL, Katowice, December 2018

Kunst vs Climate Change – lecture performance at Fusion Festival

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Thursday 28th June
21:30 ConTent, Fusion Festival, Germany

Can we learn to love others, who may not be human, enough to live in synchronicity together? Kat Austen will elaborate on multi-sensory ways of creating emotional connections with other entities in the environment. Kat will draw on her work in embodied, experiential artworks and will perform live a new musical composition from project about empathy with the Arctic, “The Matter of the Soul”.