Scent of Sydney is a finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award at Campbelltown Art Centre! FIsher’s Ghost will feature an excerpt from Scent of Sydney with the scents and interviews of Resistance – Shades of Mettle by Pat Fiske and Zaatar Wah Zait by Patrick Abboud. Open to the public Saturday 3 November till 13 December.
A Treatise on the Art of Grafting: Failure to Thrive is a sculptural installation of failed protoypes in prequel to my horticulture and neuroscience experiments that also comment on the cultural thievery and severences created by colonisation. Showing at This Mess We’re In curated by Tarsh Bates, at Fremantle Town Hall as part of Unhallowed Arts and alongside Quite Frankly It’s a Monster Conference. Opening 13th October.
#olufsenandi #lettherightonein is a multi-species study on medicine and iatrogenesis, tiny three channel video and zine and part of DUST an exhibition on insects collections and care curated by Jacqueline Spedding for the National Trust at Woodford Academy, Blue Mountains, 15 September, 20 October and 17 November.
UPDATE 13 FEBRUARY 2018
I’m thrilled to be entangled with Michael Marder, Monica Gagliano, the water lily and other entities in Prudence Gibson’s monograph The Plant Contract published by Brill Rudopi.
“Eco-punk Australian artist Cat Jones completely dismantles our perceptions of plants. [Her concepts] are a queering. Jones disrupts our sensory perceptions and adjusts our sexual self-identities…The transgender trans-species model of her work fits within an aesthetic of queer play and associated politics.”
Prudence Gibson, The Plant Contract
UPDATE 24 JANUARY 2018
Queer Ecologies, Special Issue, CSPA, Quarterly 19, features my article Olfactive Ecologies (p7-21), an overview of my scent projects and their entanglements plus Anatomy’s Confection as front and back cover art.
UPDATE 2 NOVEMBER 2017
My new work Insecta Delecta, commissioned by The Wired Lab and created in collaboration with chef Soon Lee Low is featured on ABC News. Watch the excerpt video segment. Read the accompanying online article.
UPDATE 29 SEPTEMBER 2017
Coming to Melbourne! to present at Experimenta Social #13 Participation Sense and Taste, at ACMIx 11th October. I’ll be featuring a selection of scents from Century’s Breath and speaking alongside artist Elizabeth Willing as part of the Experimenta Make Sense Triennial Exhibition. More Info and bookings here.
Image courtesy of Elizabeth Willing, Dessert ||| / Fork Fork
UPDATE 21 AUGUST 2017
Tickets are now on sale for agri(culture) 21 October at The Wired Lab here! Early Bird discounts till 30 September.
Plus my new work Insecta Delecta with molecular chef Soon Lee Low!
UPDATE 25 AUGUST 2017
Last week I was artist in residence at The Wired Lab beginning a new commission for their agri(culture) project working with molecular chef Soon Lee Low on edible insects! agri(culture) is on Saturday 21st October in Cootamundra with a host of artists including Field Theory with Kids vs Art, Julie Vulcan, The Ronalds and more. Makes for a great country weekender. Save the date! Tickets will be on sale soon. Subscribe to The Wired Lab for updates.
UPDATE 29 JUNE 2017
I’m the guest writer for In Wild Air this week! Delivered on a Monday morning this newsletter project by Heath Killen is full of ideas, people, places and culture .
UPDATE 23 MAY 2017
Very excited to be working with The WIRED Lab again this year on a new commission for WIRED Open Day agri(culture) 21 October 2017. Subscribe to The WIRED Lab for their ticket sale launch coming out soon.
UPDATE 23 MARCH 2017
UPDATE 20 MARCH 2017
my collaborator, Sylvia Rimat (UK/Germany) and I have embarked on the first creative development of our new work, Tree, in residence at Big Ci, Bilpin.
UPDATE 1 February 2017
This month I’m traveling to Calgary, Banff, Vancouver, Bristol, Berlin, Brighton and London to visit and meet a whole range of festivals, collaborators and inspirational artist peers thanks to the support of Sydney festival, pUsh festival, Banff centre for creativity and arts, Arts NSW, and the Australia Council.
UPDATE 23 January 2017
Scent of Sydney has a feature on Radio National Books and Arts – you can listen to the podcast here
UPDATE 28 DECEMBER 2016
Speaker lists have been announced for our public talks program for Scent of Sydney.
UPDATE 14 DECEMBER 2016
Realtime’s Gail Priest has written a lovely preview – Making scents of Sydney
UPDATE 1 NOVEMBER 2016
I’ve been officially inducted into the UTS Superlab today!
UPDATE 26 OCTOBER 2016
Launch day today for my next big project Scent of Sydney for Sydney Festival 2017! I’m artist-in-residence at the UTS Superlab and presenting the project in Bay 19 Carriageworks.
UPDATE 27 SEPTEMBER 2016
Artist residency at Bundanon Trust has begun – two weeks in the country as creative salve with trees, birds, wallabies, wombats, red belly black snakes and an echidna for company.
UPDATE 18 August 2016
I’ll be speaking about Somatic Drifts at the Arts Activated Pathways to Practice Conference for the Technology Art and Design panel on Wednesday 21 September 15:00pm.
UPDATE 27 AUGUST 2016
Registrations for Somatic Drifts live experience as part of the Radical Ecologies exhibition at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art are now open. 30 places only!
UPDATE 6 JULY 2016
Whilst I’m in Perth I’ll be joining the Connecting to Country panel at this year’s “Subject to Change” Disrupted Festival of Ideas along with Dr Noel Nannup, Mike Bianco, Stephen D. Hopper and Terri-ann White.
Connecting to Country 12.30pm Saturday 30th July, State Library of WA, More Info
How do we express our relationship to country? How far do we look into its future? Five diverse thinkers discuss ways we can protect the natural value of our land and create a deeper connection to place. The intersection of Noongar knowledge, western science, botany, beekeeping, activism and human plant empathy is a heady mix. How far does our personal commitment need to stretch?
UPDATE 26 June 2016
The live experience and accumulative installation of Somatic Drifts is part of the Radical Ecologies exhibition at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. Other artists include Stelarc, and Pony Express with Ecosexual Bathhouse.
Private experiences will take place between 2-6 August.
Somatic Drifts Radical Ecologies will be available for sale as my first limited edition scent (30 only!).
UPDATE 16 May 2016
Heading to ISEA Hong Kong this week to present a paper on Somatic Drifts on Saturday 21 May.
UPDATE 7 May 2016
Century’s Breath won the Golden Pear in the Sadakichi Award for Experimental Work with Scent at the Art and Olfaction Awards, Hammer Museum in LA tonight! I am feeling so very honoured and privileged! Thanks to all who contributed to this project and to Vitalstatistix for the curatorial project Climate Century.
UPDATE 2 APRIL 2016
Thrilled to announce that Century’s Breath is a finalist in the Art and Olfaction Awards for Sadakichi Award for Experimental Work With Scent. Announced in Milan last night at Esxence and awards ceremony to come in 7 May in Los Angeles.
— Art & Olfaction (@ArtandOlfaction) April 1, 2016
UPDATE 21 March 2016
It went a little bit viral – the article I wrote with Jane Chalmers for The Conversation has had nearly 1.3 million reads!
UPDATE 29 February 2016
Century’s Breath will showcase at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles for the AIX Scent Fair 6-8th May! Looking forward to catching up with The Institute of Art and Olfaction, Smelly Vials Club, Lab dk, and many more from my 2015 research residency.
UPDATE 19 February 2016
I’m so very pleased to announce that I’ll be writer of a new work for Force Majeure dance theatre company! Starting now and continuing over the next few months.
UPDATE 10th February 2016
Thanks to my research affiliation with Body in Mind, Sansom Institute I’m joining The Conversation as a science/health author! . First article coming soon…