Deep Listening artwork ORIGINAL c James Cook min
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Deep Listening by Kathy Hinde

Artist-led walk explor­ing under­wa­ter per­spec­tives of the Bris­tol float­ing harbour

Opening Times
11:00 – 15:30
In this artist led walk, you are invited to listen deeply to the waterways of Bristol using underwater microphones at the point where the floating harbour meets the gorge. Together, we will contemplate the huge tidal range of the Bristol Channel by positioning ourselves at an edge point of the city - demarcated by a shifting watery passageway that carves a liminal space between the urban and the rural. There are many interventions that keep Bristol’s relationship with water flowing and smooth.

Compositions created from underwater sounds and shaped by tidal data, are integrated into the walk, inviting us to consider the potential future of rising sea levels.

Join us to develop a meaningful connection with the watery environs of Bristol by pausing to reflect through listening from an underwater perspective.

Artist Bio

Bristol based artist Kathy Hinde’s work grows from a partnership between nature and technology expressed through audio-visual installations and performances that combine sound, sculpture, image and light. She creates work that evolves and can be different each time it is experienced. Kathy frequently works in collaboration with other practitioners and scientists and often actively involves the audience in the creative process. Awards include an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica, a British Composer Award, an ORAM award and a Scottish Award for New Music. She became a Cryptic Artist in 2015, and is a member of the Bristol Experimental Expanded Film collective.

Photo by James Cook

Access Information

The walk will take place around the Harbourside, there may be some uneven ground. You should come dressed for October weather as the walk will take place outside for its whole duration.

Personal assistants and assistance animals are very welcome at this event. Detailed information about how to get to the walk meeting point and navigate the route can be requested before attending. Stewards will be present throughout the walk to greet you and enforce COVID-19 safety measures are adhered to at all times.

Please get in touch if you have specific access needs or would like advice on planning your visit, we'd be happy to help. Please email Martha or call 07799067031.

We are carefully following government safety COVID-19 guidelines to ensure that all in-person events and installations are as safe as possible for visitors. We are making sure that appropriate social distancing, sanitising and face-covering measures are in place. Numbers of participants are limited to ensure social distancing, and fully-trained invigilators and stewards are present throughout.

For this event, participants will use wireless headphones. The wireless headphones will be wiped down before and after being given to each participant and hand sanitiser will be available.
Deep Listening artwork ORIGINAL c James Cook min