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

Her work grows from a partnership between nature and technology expressed through audiovisual installations and performances that combine sound, sculpture, image and light. Drawing on inspiration from behaviours and phenomena found in the natural world, she creates work that is generative; that evolves; that can be different each time it is experienced.

Hinde 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 town high streets and woodlands.

Hinde has shown work across Europe, Scandinavia, China, Pakistan, USA, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and New Zealand. She became a Cryptic Artist in 2015. Hinde has received a number of awards including 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 and an ORAM award in 2017; a Scottish Award for New Music for her collaboration with Maja Ratkje and is a selected artist for the European SHAPE Platform for innovative music and audiovisual art for 2018.

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.