Kate Southworth is an artist and researcher. With Patrick Simons she is a founding member of the art group glorious ninth - producers of distributed artworks, DIY installations and invisible networks. Current experiments into co-poietic relationships between code and ritual find form as aural-visual works, installations, performative presentations and texts, and expose their ongoing aesthetic and political attempts to evade systems of control. Recent works, such as November and love_potion, use magic, tactical gardening and social networks to recover knowledge of herbs and healing from commercial control and to share it as common knowledge. glorious ninth’s work has been exhibited in academic, gallery and online contexts.
Kate received BA (Hons) in Fine Art and an MSc in Multimedia Systems. She has taught Media Art subjects at Universities in London, Dublin and Cornwall. Currently she is leader of the iRes Research Group in Interactive Art & Design at University College Falmouth where, from 2002 - 2007, she was Course Leader of MA Interactive Art & Design.