Kate Donovan

Werdegang / Ausbildung: 
Kate Donovan is a radio artist/practitioner, facilitator and researcher based in Berlin. Her artistic practice deals with radio in an elemental sense, in terms of frequency, transmission and interconnectedness. With questions of science-fact, the imagined, physical immersion and the “environment” in mind, her research and her practice is an exploration of radio as a natural phenomenon, an artistic medium, and a site for resistance. Donovan studied Fine Art: Time Based Media (BA hons) at the Hull School of Art, UK; Anglophone Modernities in Literature and Culture (MA) at the University of Potsdam; and is currently a PhD student within the Research Group “SENSING: the knowledge of sensitive media” at ZeM (Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies), with “Matters of Transmission”, a project on expanded listening and radio art. http://www.zem-brandenburg.de/en/sensing.html She is part of the community radio group CoLaboRadio ( https://www.colaboradio.org ), and on the Datscha Radio Berlin team ( https://datscharadio.de ). Audio Paper: https://seismograf.org/fokus/sonic-argumentation-ii/donovan elements is monthly radio show produced for colaboradio and is broadcast on FM & online. Archive: https://www.mixcloud.com/elements_with_kd/
Wichtige Projekte / Ausstellungen: 
48hrs Neukölln 2020 The Werkstadt Satellit artists in collaboration with Colaboradio (Freies Radios - Berlin Brandenburg) will broadcast for the full 48 hours of the festival. Featuring contributions from the Satellit artists as well as Colaboradio members, live broadcasts from inside the studio, and archived material from previous live broadcasts by Colaboradio from Das Kapital in Neukölln. Listen online at www.colaboradio.org (streamed at: https://frbb.out.airtime.pro/frbb_a ) or in front of the Satellit studio on a MicroFM frequency - bring your radio, look at the art in the windows and listen to the broadcast in the open air! Past (selection): - Nightcall Radio, for Sound Camp, London, 2020. http://soundtent.org/ - The Seed Dispersal Series, Berlin 2019. Selection at: http://radia.fm/2019/10/show-760-of-seeds-and-lichen-by-kate-donovan-gabi-schaffner-for-radio-x/ - The Bespoke Headpiece, Radio Art Residency at Wave Farm, Acra, New York 2018. - chorus duet for radio: Radiophrenia, Glasgow 2017; Radio Revolten, Halle 2016; (expanded radio) Vulva Club, Berlin 2016 - greenhouse emissions - notes from the foliage: live art radio play in 3 parts, with Ryan McFadyen. Datscha Radio, Berlin 2017 - Film is Evil- Radio is Good: radio play, with davidly. International Radio Drama Festival, UK, 2016; Project Radio, Leeds, UK. 2015 - Catherine & Katherine: The Greatest Sound Icons Ever Ignored: Lecture/Performance, with Ryan McFadyen, Fifty Minutes, Berlin, 2014
Auszeichnungen / Preise: 
2019 Preise zur Auszeichnung künstlerischer Projekträume und –initiativen für Datscha Radio, Berlin. Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa https://www.berlin.de/sen/kulteu/aktuelles/pressemitteilungen/2019/pressemitteilung.805348.php