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Fri 1 Oct 13:00-14:00 at youTube Live

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HydroPoetics - Reimagining hydroponic systems

As part of her Spring residency at Watershed, Katy has been exploring hydroponics - the art and science of growing plants in a liquid, water media.

Katy Connor, HydroPoetics (2021) Work in progress (cucumber seedlings, 5litre hydroponic grow station, LED lighting, nutrient media)

Katy Connor, HydroPoetics (2021) Work in progress (cucumber seedlings, 5litre hydroponic grow station, LED lighting, nutrient media)

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Image of Katy Connor in her artist studio at Spike Island in Bristol

Katy Connor

Katy Connor is a visual artist working in the spaces between embodiment, technologies and materiality.

This Lunchtime talk will be broadcast Live on Watershed's Youtube Channel.

As part of her Spring residency at Watershed, Katy has been exploring hydroponics - the art and science of growing plants in a liquid, water media. In this lunchtime talk, Katy will share documentation from her residency where she established several different hydroponic systems in her studio at Spike Island, Bristol. 

Through sharing photographs, drawings and a 16mm time-lapse film (made in collaboration with artist Matt Davies) she will talk about reimagining these systems, in relation to themes of plant intelligence, ancient water sources, tidal flows and the politics of fresh food in a time of climate crisis.

Katy will conclude her talk by discussing the next stages in this ongoing research into HydroPoetics - including new artist collaborations and working with engineers at Bristol Robotics Lab

Katy Connor, HydroPoetics (2021) Work in progress (two month old tomato plants from seed, ‘Ebb n Flow’ 120litre hydroponic grow station, LED lighting, nutrient media).

Join us, on Friday 1st October, 13:00- 14:00 for the talk and to take part in the discussion afterwards. watch Live on Youtube Here

Katy Connor is an artist researcher whose interests lie in the spaces between embodiment, technologies and materiality. Through combining living materials, digital media and artistic process, her practice explores how our bodies and experiences are reconfigured within bio-technological environments. She often works in collaboration with other artists, academics and scientists.

Artist website 

Watershed residency video (5 mins) 

‘HydroPonic Hijinks’ Live interview with artist and studio tour, Festival of Nature (June 2021) (30 mins) 

KATY CONNOR, the body, vertigo and the scientific sublime’ Feature interview. CLOT magazine (2017) 

Bristol Robotics Lab 

 

 


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