Catherine Clover

Catherine’s multidisciplinary practice addresses communication through voice, language and the interplay between hearing/listening, seeing/reading. Using field recording, digital imaging and the spoken/written word she explores an expanded approach to language within and across species through a framework of everyday experience. Her work has been exhibited/performed in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Thailand, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Lithuania, Austria, Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil. She teaches at Swinburne University (MA Writing), Melbourne, and holds a practice-led PhD (Fine Art) through RMIT University.

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But there is nothing as enthralling as finding fossils in rock close to the sea, with the sun and the breeze, where they have lain for millennia, offering a kind of material connection to an ancient past. As I look and look and trace shapes with my fingers, I imagine all the fossils that lie unseen, set back into those unwieldy crumbling low cliffs of Lyme, fossils that may not be revealed for many years, perhaps never.