Meteor Bodies

Kate Donovan

Villa Galileo

7.00 pm
9.30 pm [encore]

year: 2021

length: 16'

language: english

subtitles: italian - english

In 1954, a woman was woken from her nap on the couch by a meteorite crashing through the ceiling of her home, bouncing off the radio and eventually hitting her body. 

The re-telling of this famous tale is intertwined with notions of care, protection, and daydreams, all the while wondering: what is between us and the space rocks rushing through the universe? 

Meteor Bodies is a dreamy afternoon rumination on celestial, atmospheric, and human bodies.


Meteor Bodies by Kate Donovan

Produced with the support of Lucia Festival and You Are So Sound! Mentorship programme.

With much gratitude to: Katharina Smets, Ilaria Gadenz, Carola Haupt

For their voices/perspectives: my kids, and Angie Laking - my mum

For feedback and support: Giulio Aldinucci, Kat Austen, Jarrod Higham, Felicity Mangan, Nico

Petitdan, Gabi Schaffner, Karen Werner

Img credits: Kate Donovan / University of Alabama Museums / National Museum of Natural History

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This piece was produced in the context of YASS! You Are So Sound Mentorship Program

Kate Donovan is a radio-artist and researcher based in Berlin. 

Her work deals with radio in an elemental sense, in terms of transmission and interconnectedness, but also disruption and interference. 

She is actively involved in Archipel Stations Community Radio, CoLaboRadio/Free Radios Berlin Brandenburg, Datscha Radio Berlin and Shortwave Collective. She is part of the research group SENSING. The Knowledge of Sensitive Media, at ZeM/Potsdam University with a project titled More-than-human Radio Ecologies. Together with Monaí de Paula Antunes, she formed the ongoing artistic research project Radio Otherwise.