Sonica: Phase Transition

Kings Place, London, London, United Kingdom

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 18:00 to Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 21:30

Kathy Hinde’s Phase Transition is a sculptural sound installation raising awareness of global climate change, filling the space with sonic waves that ebb, flow, rise up and subside in unguessable patterns. Blocks of ice melt at rates determined by real-life climate-change data, their drips resonating in water-filled metal vessels. The dripping of meltwater blends with metallic sounds engraved on vinyl and played on customised turntables which turn faster and slower in accordance with the rate of melt, generating throbbing, fluctuating tones.

“Hinde’s work is full of intellectual heft and ecological concern without ever coming over as cold or inaccessible.” The Quietus (UK)

Presented as part of Sonica, a year-round touring programme dedicated to world-class visual sonic arts, punctuated by an 11-day biennial festival in Glasgow and a biennial long weekend at Kings Place, London. Produced by Cryptic, Sonica presents exceptional international artists alongside emerging Scottish talent in collaboration with renowned co-producers and venues.


Kathy Hinde (United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG