CATHERINE CLOVER ARTIST
Unreliable Encounter in Jurong (2016) collaborative performance with Peter Knight for 'Why listen to Animals?' curated by Danni Zuvela and Joel Stern, Liquid Architecture. Photo Credit Keelan O'Hehir
My multidisciplinary practice addresses communication through voice, language and the interplay between hearing/listening, seeing/reading. Using field recording, digital imaging and the spoken/written word I explore an expanded approach to language within and across species through a framework of everyday experience. The artworks are social in nature and frequently involve collaboration and participation with other artists and with audiences. They take several forms including texts/scores, soundworks, installations, external public artworks, radio, live performance, readings and artists’ books.
Brought up in London UK I studied at Wimbledon School of Art and East London University, and arrived in Melbourne Australia as visiting artist through Gertrude Contemporary in the 1990s. My work has been exhibited and performed internationally since the 90s, within gallery spaces (university galleries, museums and artist-run initiatives), externally at public sites including public art commissions with local councils, as well as international conferences, media festivals, public radio. I teach in Melbourne at Swinburne University (MA Writing), RMIT University (MA Public Art) and hold a practice led PhD (Fine Art) through RMIT University.
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