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"Tipping Point" Installation

TIPPING POINT by Kathy Hinde
Exhibition: Friday 9 - Sunday 18 May, 12pm - 6pm 
Performances: Saturday 10 & Sunday 18 May, 2pm

An audio-visual installation exploring water

This is the world premiere of a kinetic sound sculpture that encourages us to think about our relationship with water. A series of suspended glass vessels are filled with differing levels of water. As the sculpture tips and tilts on its kinetic structure, the changing water levels alter the tones of the glass vessels as they are set ringing by vibrating motors and tappers. Handmade underwater microphones amplify these tones along the length of the Undercroft to create an immersive sonic experience. Each glass tube incorporates LED lights programmed to respond to the shifts in water levels. 

This poetic audio-visual instrument will be ‘played’ by the artist in two unique performances. Using electronics and feedback she will introduce live sampling and pitch shifting to create new levels of audio complexity reflecting the sculpture’s changing water depths. 

Kathy Hinde lives and works in Bristol. As well as sculptural installations and site specific works she has created video and sound for theatre and live art performances. Her approach combines different art forms and she regularly makes artworks that rely on input from the audience. Hinde has shown work across Europe, Scandinavia, China, Pakistan, USA, Colombia and Brazil and presented at TedX and TEDGlobal.

Post-performance talk on Saturday 10 and Sunday 18 May

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