UPDATES MARCH 2020
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 A special immersive screening event is coming up March 30th at Brunswick Picture House, Northern NSW! INGLORIOUS SMELL-O-VISION is a feature documentary by filmmakers Tammy Burnstock and John Anderson on the history of scented cinema and its unsung hero, osmologist and Swiss inventor Hans Laube. The film features never seen archival footage plus interviews with some of the greats of contemporary scent art, plus yours truly.
It screens with a revival of the animated short A Tale of Old Whiff.
UPDATES JANUARY 2020
Cat Jones Productions has moved! 2020 begins in a new studio at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Powerhouse.
New publication! Black Magic: Fragility, Flux and the Rewilding of Art by Andrew Goodman is a chapter on my work Somatic Drifts in Immediations: Art Media, Event, edited by Erin Manning, Anna Munster and Bodil-Marie Stavning Thomsen, recently published by Open Humanities press. Download the FREE PDF.
UPDATES DECEMBER 2019
Bringing my Medicament For Your Predicament wares to Brisbane for a residency with Metro Arts on Hope Street 2-24 December! So happy to be part of the beginning of the company’s transformation and the first residency at Hope Street.
UPDATES OCTOBER 2019
Already looking forward to 2020! I’m joining The Powerhouse NSW Creative Industries Residency Program along with a great team of artists and makers with all kinds of potential for collaboration with thanks to Lisa Havilah for such great vision.
UPDATES SEPTEMBER 2019
Dust and Shadow #2 by fo.am is out in print, e-book and in expanded digital form. There’s something from me on #olufsenandi #lettherightonein including a transmission from the Australian Museum on behaviours recorded in my katydid home videos.
UPDATES AUGUST 2019
Coming up in Adelaide my new work/shop is part of Adhocracy at Vitalstatistix 6-7 September! Medicament for your Predicament
UPDATES JULY 2019
UPDATES APRIL 2019
On 4 May I’m joining the Institute of Art and Olfaction and friends to present at the Experimental Scent Summit, Amsterdam.
On 15 April I’m checking in to Blast Theory (UK) to be artist-in-residence for the next little while!
Recording live on 2 April and soon to be released is DLUX podcast The Constellations Episode #11 ‘The Plants’ with Monica Gagliano and myself on vegetal philosophy, Somatic Drifts, neuroscience and plant science.
UPDATES JANUARY 2019
Recently published in full and currently available online and FREE to download till 13 March, is “Embodying the Illusion of a strong fit back in people with chronic low back pain. A pilot proof of concept study“ a co-authored paper inspired by my findings in Plantarum: Empathic Limb Clinic and Somatic Drifts. Published in Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, Volume 39, February 2019, Pages 178-183.
In the first week of February I’m off to The WIRED Lab and Wiradjuri country to begin a new commission for agri[culture] ii alongside Steve Bull from pvi collective, Julie Vulcan, Martyn Coutts and Anna Schoo from Field Theory, Sarah Last, Dave Burraston, Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphries, and Eugene Ughetti from Speak Percussion.
Coming up on 16 February is one last open day for Dust, an exhibition on insects, collections and care at Woodford Academy Blue Mountains. The exhibition includes my tiny audio visual installation #olufsenandi #lettherightonein and zine Habits of a Katydid: Rituals of Mind.
On 13 February I’m showcasing Century’s Breath as part of The Sensorium trade exhibition for The Five Senses of GLAMR session ALIA Conference plus slipping something special into delegate showbags. The session also features lightning talks, presentations and experiences from augmented reality artists including Alison Bennett, Stephen Loo, Thomas Wing-Evans, David Woodbridge, Anthea Taylor and myself Chaired by Deb Verhoven and Sue Hutley.
UPDATES SEPTEMBER 2018
Scent of Sydney is a finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award at Campbelltown Art Centre! Featuring an excerpt with the scents and sounds of Resistance:Shades of Mettle by Pat Fiske and Zaatar Wah Zait by Patrick Abboud. Open to the public 3 November – 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 as part of This Mess We’re In curated by Tarsh Bates, at Fremantle Town Hall as part of Unhallowed Arts 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.
UPDATES 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
UPDATES 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.
UPDATES 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. You can watch the excerpt video segment and read the accompanying online article.
UPDATES 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.
UPDATES AUGUST 2017
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 . This week I’m ruminating on microbes, scent, fermentation, personal and political histories of sewing, rewilding and bias.
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 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.