The New Geolinguists (an idea borrowed from Ursula Le Guin’s 1974 short story The Author of the Acacia Seeds) is a composition for radio which imagines that during the coronavirus pandemic, while usual lives were paused, our worldwide collective experience sparked a gift for hyper-communication. We now use all in our means to listen and hear ourselves and others – both human and non-human – engaging our senses in a remembering of the value of care.
Kate is an artist working with sound, film, animation & drawing, building speculative narratives which explore the precarity of our depleting ecosystems and unknown futures. Her works focus on the problem of 'being the problem' and how we can bear witness, through creative practice, to the crisis we are facing from inevitable ecological disaster. She recently completed 12-month’s Arts Council-funded research and development exploring concepts of thresholds and states of change through working with glass and using new technology to create interactive artworks. She is currently a practice-based PhD candidate with Plymouth University and co-founder of Smooth Space (artist-led collective & peer support network which initiates arts projects in partnership with local communities). She has worked on commissions, residencies and exhibitions with organisations including National Trust, Appledore Arts (Devon), art.earth (Devon), Torre Abbey Museum (Devon), Ruskin Gallery (Cambridge), InsideOut Dorset Festival, Plymouth Art Weekender & CraftSpace (Birmingham).