About the Project for SCANZ
Reverie is an exploration into the potential for prolonged audience immersion. Deploying a site-specific ‘water video’ with an aesthetics of abstraction, Reverie tempts audiences to dwell and experience the depth potential of water as both medium and symbol.
Kate Richards is a Sydney-based media artist with an undergraduate degree in BA Communications from UTS (1980), and a Masters in Fine Art in New Media Research from the University of NSW (CoFA) 1st class honours in 1996. Kate works across multimedia, interactivity, visualisation software and time-based media and is exhibiting artworks both nationally and internationally. Recent multimedia exhibitions include the Life After Wartime suite with Ross Gibson, the most recent outcome being the 5 channel interactive media installation Bystander (funded by the Australian Research Council and The Nelson Meers Foundation) exhibited at The Performance Space@Carriage Works in August 2007 plus other CDROMS, live performance and a print exhibition exhibited since 1999; Wayfarer, a series of locative art events with Martyn Coutts held at The Performance Space@Carriage Works in September 2007(funded by the InterArts and Theatre Board Australia Council) and The Arts Centre, Melbourne; The Uncertainty Principle, a photographic exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography in Oct 2007 and new video installation exhibited Belfast 2009