Karen Yates joined Links Hall’s Board of Directors in 2016 and receive a 2013/14 LinkUP Residency award to create AMOK, an interdisciplinary theatrical work that blended digital sound and live gamelan music to examine Dutch colonialism in Indonesia, modern geoscience and capitalism, and the 1883 explosion of Krakatoa.
Karen Yates is a multidisciplinary artist and body worker. She employs sound frequency in a therapeutic capacity through Biofield Tuning and creates events where people can explore physical presence individually and collectively. Prior to this work, she developed an international practice that has included writing, social engagement, performance creation, directing, acting, and digital sound art. Her work continues to grow.
From 2010-2016 her live ensemble performance pieces and digital sound work focused mainly on international issues especially as they related to economic hierarchy and colonial power. Now she examines the impact to the earth and society through one’s connection to one’s body.