Bacterial Consciousness

If you missed the radio show on April 18th 2020, 5 pm at Cashmere Radio organised by PlusX and Cammack Lindsey you can now listen to the pieces in the archive.

Bacterial Consciousness is a collective musical composition exploring the idea of and imagining a ‘human/cyanobacteria’ symbiosis OR
In form of a musical composition, man’s synthetic realities are cancelled and many a futures’ stolen from within a polluted outcome as mammals again crawl back to the waters. Growing out of their inheritance of cyanotoxins and many other traits, their bodies and voices are un-mechanicalized, promoting dynamic collective languages of protest.

Kat will present a new piece called You don’t have to like everybody.

Participating artists in order of appearance:
Maithu (@maithupdate), Steph Holl-Trieu (@ste.pdf), Cammack Lindsey (@la.kitty.mia), Sue Weed (@tamen), Stevik (@n.stevik), Kat Austen (@katausten), Alice Dalgalarrondo (@alicedalga), Mama Fih (@bilgexemir), and Petja Ivanova (@petja_i)

Studiotopia – Call for Applications

Are you a scientist interested in working within an artist’s practice? Studio Austen is taking part in the Studiotopia Scientist in Residence programme, sponsored by Ars Electronica. Scientists are invited to apply to collaborate with Kat on projects themed around environment, embodiment and democratisation of knowledge-making. 

Deadline for applications 31st May 2020. More information on Kat’s practice https://www.studiotopia.eu/artists#kat

Apply using this form: https://studiotopia.app/ly/application/ You’ll need to provide:

  • Short biography (including links to previous, current research)
  • Motivation letter
  • Select Kat as your artist of preference and describe what are your common grounds with the artist or his/her work
  • Motivation to work on SDG and relation to your current research 
  • Describe your previous collaborative experience