CATHERINE CLOVER
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These artworks address communication through voice and language and the interplay between hearing and listening (the vocal, the spoken) and seeing and reading (the visual, the written). Using collaboration and performance with field recording, digital imaging and the spoken/written word I am currently exploring an expanded approach to language within species and across species through a framework of everyday experience and the maladaptive, mixed and complex conditions that occur in our cities today.

     
 
   

Fivex Art Prize Two digital billboards, corner Flinders and Elizabeth Streets, central Melbourne
14 December 2020 to 31 January 2021 (First Prize)

     
    RECENT
    Wild Energes: Live Materials 27-29 April 2022, presented by CRISAP
A celebration of the career of sound artist Annea Lockwood
Hearing Study #6 at the Online Collection
Of the Hearing Studies she wrote with Ruth Anderson, Annea says ‘Twenty-six studies designed to increase awareness of the physical and psychological processes involved in hearing and in listening, to music, to the environment and to others.’
I invited 12 artists, writers and performers to respond to Hearing Study #6 which focuses on listening for repetition and patterns in repetition, in both language (speech) and music.
With Yang Yeung, Gascia Ouzounian, Melissa Alley, Shauna Laurel Jones, Alice Hui Sheng Chang, Eric Wong, Nigel Brown, Dominique Hecq, Paul Tecklenberg, Vanessa Tomlinson, Clare Halstead, Peter Greenwood
     
   

Species Inscriptions: Songs of Past, Present & Extinction Friday 12 November, 2021
A symposium hosted by Creative Arts Research Institute, Griffith University and sponsored by Griffith's Climate Action Beacon Meanjin-Bristane, Queenslland, Australia
Organised by Vanessa Tomlinson and Stuart Cooke

     
    More than Sound Monday 20 September 2021
A one-day symposium organised by Jordan Lacey. Attend online, no need to register
With Jordan Lacey, Ben Byrne, Lawrence Harvey, Caleb Kelly, Tessa Laird, Norie Neumark, Catherine Clover,
Shanti Sumartojo, Philip Samartzis, Marcel Cobussen, Gascia Ouzounian
   

Birds and Language Conference (online) Aug 19 - 20 2021
Presented by the School of Literature, Art and Media, the University of Sydney, and supported by the Sydney Environment Institute (I am contributing a video to the exhibition)
Organised by Madeleine Kelly and Ian Maxwell

   

OTHER UTTERANCES: Transformational possibilities of poetry in performance
by Emilie Collyer
Axon: Creative Explorations, 2021
The works here, including my own, are positioned as a kind of expanded poetry
The Howling Girls (2018), an opera by Adena Jacobs and Damien Ricketson; Speechless (2019), an opera created by Cat Hope; and a series of participatory performances by Catherine Clover

   

The Sonic Rewilding of Cities: Listening After Lockdown 2021
by Gascia Ouzounian
The coronavirus lockdowns of 2020 triggered an unprecedented quieting of cities around the world, resulting in a rewilding of cities, and inspiring numerous artistic responses to changing sonic conditions. This talk explores the broadened spectrum of nonhuman sounds in cities which came into vivid relief during lockdown, and it considers crowdsourced sound projects and sound art works—in particular the work of Melbourne-based artist Catherine Clover—that responded to these changing conditions by proposing post-anthropocentric models of sound and listening in cities.

   

scores | over borders #2 curated by Jez riley French and Pheobe riley Law, 2021
Following on from the first collection, for over borders #2 artists / composers were asked to send scores that, somehow, can use the act of walking as a way to question the objectification of environments and the role of 'stepping back' from a human centric view of place. Our thanks to all those who responded with their work.

    Writing the Birds: Barrawarn in the inaugural edition of Inscription: The Journal of Material Text, edited by Gill Partington, Adam Smyth and Simon Morris, Leeds Beckett University and Information as Material, UK. Launched 28 Sept at the Bodleian Library Oxford
    Untie the Tongue in Translating Ambiance edited by Jordan Lacey, Unlikely Journal for Creative Arts Issue 06, Australia
    Fivex Art Prize Two digital billboards, corner Flinders and Elizabeth Streets, central Melbourne
14 December 2020 to 31 January 2021 (First Prize Winner)
    Monument to Now Moreart 2020 curated by Emily Cormack and postponed from April due to the Covid 19 pandemic, now running 11-29 November, 2020. Because of new restrictions I have re-jigged my project from a participatory choir to a lament, taking place at Fawkner Cemetery.
     
     
   

Acts of Air: Reshaping the Urban Sonic curated by Lisa Hall as part of Un-earthed:Festival of Listening and Environment CRISAP University of the Arts, London UK, Launch 16 July 2020

    Wild Bird Pod a community project with the City of Maribyrnong, Melbourne AU, July 2020. This project is about our experiences with wild birds during the pandemic lockdown. All contributions welcome! Focused on storytelling and conversation, there is no knowledge or expertise of birds or birdsong expected
    Upcoming: Collaboration with Steve Baker A Silence of Storks in Encounters edited by Helen Frosi, London UK
    Postponed Covid 19 Taiwanese Contemporary Arts Residency Language and Liberty coordinated by SITUATE RMIT University, Taipei National University of the Arts and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts,Taiwan
     
   

In the pipeline 2020/21
**Upcoming chapter Ventriloquism and Contemporary Art Jennie Hirsch (Maryland Institute College of Art) and Isabelle Wallace (University of Georgia) (eds)
**Upcoming performance Encounters Site specific interventions curated by Helen Frosi, various sites across London

     
   

 

     
   

Teaching (Melbourne)
Swinburne University/Open University Australia Master of Writing (MA-WRI)
RMIT University MA Art in Public Space
RMIT University Career Mentoring Arts Industry for Undergrad+Postgrad students

     
     
     
    Acknowledgement of Country
I respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I work and live (Naarm - Melbourne), for which sovereignty was never ceded, and wish to pay my respects to Elders of the Kulin Nation past, present, and emerging
     
    Creative Commons License These artworks are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
     
     
     
   

 

     
     
     
     
   
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