Amplitude & Artefacts

A Film by Hooker No.1 & Kate Bowe O'Brien



Amplitude & Artifacts is the result of a long distance audio-visual collaboration between synth-drone duo Hooker No.1 (Rory O'Brien / Graham Lynch) and artist Kate-Bowe O'Brien. This experimental video piece had its Irish premier in the Triskel Arts Centre Cork in May 2014, opening for internationally renowned composer Ben Frost.



Hooker No.1

HKNO1 is an ambient-synth driven project that consists of Graham Lynch (Rest) and Rory O’Brien (7.10). Armed with a collection of vintage analogue synthesizers and tape-delays, various effects pedals, guitars, laptops and a love of the original Kosmische, Krautrock, Electronic and Ambient experimentalists, as well as contemporary Drone and Doom, HKNO1 for go rigid structures and song-forms in favour of a more expansive and loose limbed approach to recording and performing.

Amplitude and Artefacts is the duo’s first official recorded output. Recorded by John ‘Spud’ Murphy (Katie Kim, The Jimmy Cake, Hands Up Who Wants To Die) over two weekends, the lengthy improvisational sessions were eventually whittled down to roughly three hours of recorded music, which was then further picked apart and reassembled.


Kate Bowe O'Brien

Dublin based artist Kate-Bowe O’Brien’s work is laden with experimentation. Her work explores distortion and perception through the lens, the image and projection. O’Brien experiments with the malleable medium of glass & bends it to her will, capturing the results through analogue and digital photographic processes.

Kate, now based in Dublin, graduated from Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork in 2010 and completed an MFA in Contemporary Art: Photography in Edinburgh College of Art in 2013. Her work has been included in group exhibitions in Ireland and abroad including most recently Leave the Capitol, The Fleming Collection, London (2013), Scattering – Gathering, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny Castle and Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford (2013). Her work was featured in Glass is More! (2013) and Prime Magazine (2014).

Kates photographic solo exhibition ‘Aeriform’ is currently on show at The Ivy House, Drumcondra, Dublin until the 10th of August 14.



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