Kathy Hinde is an audiovisual artist inspired by behaviours and phenomena found in nature and the everyday.

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 is generative; that evolves; that can be different each time it is experienced. Kathy aims to create work that gives rise to a poetic and reflective experience that enriches an appreciation of the everyday, inviting a heightened awareness of the world around us.

Kathy frequently works in collaboration with other practitioners and scientists and often actively involves the audience in the creative process. She has created light and sound installations in public spaces, including urban streets, woodlands and forests.

She has shown work extensively across Europe, China, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, USA, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. Awards include an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2015; runner up for the PIARS Sonic Arts Award in 2014; long listed for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2014 and 2018; a British Composer Award in Sonic Art in 2017; an ORAM award in 2017; and a Scottish Award for New Music for Collaboration with Maja Ratkje in 2018. She became a Cryptic Artist in 2015, was a selected artist for European SHAPE Platform for innovative music and audiovisual art in 2018 and is a member of Bristol Experimental Expanded Film collective.

Cryptic Commissions include:

Phase Transition

A sculptural sound installation raising awareness of global climate change, Phase Transition fills the space with sonic waves that ebb, flow, rise up and subside in unguessable patterns.


Combining intriguing underwater sounds, with scientific data from OPAL Community Scientist Joanne Dempster, and the laboratories of Glasgow Scientific Services, this is an opportunity to learn more about Glasgow’s underwater ecology and discover the various life forms found in the most unlikely of places across the city.

Tipping Point

Music merges with machinery and natural stimuli to create stunning sound and visual aesthetics. Tipping Point grows from a partnership between nature and technology and invites us to consider our relationship with water and the necessity of balancing how we use the world’s natural resources.