Catherine Clover


Catherine Clover’s multidisciplinary practice addresses communication through voice and language and the interplay between hearing/listening and seeing/reading. Using field recording, digital imaging and the spoken/written word she is exploring an expanded approach to language within species and across species through a framework of everyday experience. With listening as a key focus and the complexity of the urban as a shared sonic space, the artworks prompt transmission and reception through the fluidity, instability and mobility of voicing and languaging. The artworks are social in nature and frequently involve collaboration and participation with other artists as well as with audiences. The artworks take several forms including texts/scores, soundworks, installations, external public artworks, readings, radio, live performance, and artist books. Brought up in London, she arrived in Melbourne through an arts residency with Gertrude Contemporary in the 1990s. Her work has been exhibited/performed in Europe, Asia, Oceania including Australia and New Zealand, North and South America. She teaches at Swinburne University (MA Writing) Melbourne, and holds a practice led PhD (Fine Art) through RMIT University.