Kat explores the human relationship with water using artistic research techniques that meld together embodied explorations with those mediated by sensing equipment. Led and facilitated by Kat, 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.
Contribution to the database for freely accessible to anyone who wants to take part in the project. You can choose between German, English and Sorbian. The collected audio files can be uploaded independently in the formats wav, mp3, mp4 and ogg.
Do you live in Lusatia? Contribute sounds that are important to you. This can be the sound of wind turbines, the splash of pebbles thrown into the new lake, the creak of your shed door, the judder of tyres over cobblestones or asphalt, or the call of the woodpecker living in your garden: Whatever sounds really connect you to the place. The website also includes tips for listening exercises, and on how to record and upload recordings.
The recordings that people contribute to the Sounds of Lusatia website and through the workshop will be used in a sound composition accompanied by a video installation that Kat will create as her researches come to an end. Contributors can choose whether to be credited or not. For more information visit https://lausitzklang.katausten.com.
Follow the links to open a press release as a pdf in a new tab in English and in German.
Kat’s work focusses on including multiple perspectives, narratives and knowledges to discover new ways of understanding our place in the world. What’s your big plan for change? What can we achieve by working together? Have your say by participating in the STUDIOTOPIA Panel Discussion where Kat is welcoming her Scientists in Residence of Studio Austen at Ars Electronica 2020 on Saturday 12th September 2020 at 1:00pm
Kat will be showing part of her new work Stranger to the Trees in the Quarantine Exhibition organised Kontejner (EMAP/EMARE) for Ars Electronica 2020. Join the live stream from 11am – 11:30 CET on Friday 11th September 2020
Kat will be one of the international experts discussing with ethnomusicologist Ilaria Sartori and the team from Bit Lab Cat “What is Noise?”. Join the discussion and ask your questions on 9th September 2020 between 5pm and 5:30 pm CET online.
In case you missed the radio show featuring the first part of The Matter of the Soul | Symphony on May the 5th 2020 on p-node radio hosted by Klio Krahewska you can now download and listen to the playlist (archive Tuesday, 5/07, 18h, Klio).
Kat is now an artist fellow at IASS Potsdam – Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies. In the next year she will focus on the project This Land is Not Mine which focusses on the region of Lausatia, where Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic meet, the home of the Sorbian ethnic group. This new media project explores identity in a region of co-exisiting cultures that is undergoing fundamental socio-economic changes as brown coal mining in the region is phased out.
Kat will team up once again with Nana MacLean to lead a discussion workshop organised by Art Laboratory Berlin is raising the question if it is possible to have a constructive approach to coexistence with microplastic?
You can join the workshop on a live stream on the website of ALB and find more information here. There is also a facebook event.