Concept, lead artist and performer for Transcontinental Garden Exchange.
Cat Jones is a collaborative, interdisciplinary performance maker, writer, photographer, media artist, curator & creative producer. Her works take many forms from audience intervention, animation, video, audio, photographic series, text, live, mediated performance & interactive media. Conceptual themes in Cat’s work are anthropomorphism, linguistics, translations (text+image+gesture), subversion of sexual stereotypes & social constructs through communication systems. With over 20 years experience Cat has created/contributed/performed with many experimental artists and groups in diverse disciplines including PACT centre for emerging artists, Experimenta, The League of Imaginary Scientists (USA) PVI Collective (WA), Blast Theory (UK), The Party Line (NSW), That Elusive Thrill (NSW), One Extra Dance (NSW), Playworks (NAT), Rhys Turner & Mel Ramos, Jason Sweeney, Julie Vulcan, djbc, Lucinda Clutterbuck, Lucy HG and more. Her original works include OBITSU SOLOS (in progress) stop motion animation, catgURL, various presenters (1998-2008), CONSTELLATION, Ceska (2008), SWITCH for CONVERSATION CONTRAPTION, Casula Powerhouse (2008) STEEL FRACTURE, Performance Space (2002). She has appeared in several short films: The Mormon Conquest, (award winning film), Wednesday 2:45, The Last Paperboy, and TV including Fat Cow Motel, dir Dan Nettheim. Cat is Artistic Director/CEO PACT centre for emerging artists since 2009 and was co-director (2006-2007) Electrofringe festival of electronic arts and culture. She has worked in arts management across festivals and local, state and federal government funding bodies. She has a BA-Drama, QUT (1993). Cat is currently researching Transcontinental Garden Exchange with the support of a Creative Australia Fellowship including residencies in 2012 with The Hive Lab (VIC), OSCIEN marine science (QLD); and in 2013 fo.am (Brussels); Point B (NY); SymbioticA (WA). She recently presented 3 short works as outcomes of this research at psi19, Stanford, USA and a body of work in One Night Gallery, Point B New York. Cat is programmed to present The Plantarum: Empathic Limb Clinic at Proximity Festival, PICA, Perth, WA in October 2013.