1993 BA – Drama, Acting – Queensland University of Technology, Academy of the Arts
Chalmers and Jones (2021); Why the Clitoris Doesn’t Get the Attention It Deserves and Why This Matters; Alexandra Hansen, (Ed.); No, You’re Not Entitled to Your Opinion And 49 Other Essays That Got the World Talking; Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd (original essay published 2016)
Jones, Cat; “Somatic Drifts”; Abstracts from the Spectra 2018 Symposium: Interspecies; Leonardo; 1-4; September 2020; doi.org/10.1162/leon_a_01971
#olufsenandi #lettherightonein; Dust & Shadow Reader #2; Maja Kuzmanovic, Nik Gaffney, Ron Broglio, Adam Nocek (Eds.); fo.am; March 2019
2019. The disappearing hand: vestibular stimulation does not improve hand localisation. PeerJ 7:e7201; DOI; supplementary images
Nishigami et al; Embodying the illusion of a strong, fit back in people with chronic low back pain. A pilot proof-of-concept study; Musculoskeletal Science and Practice Journal; 2018; DOI; co-author
Bates, T. (Ed.), Gatt, A. R., Radomska, M., & Jones, A. (2018). This Mess We’re In exhibition catalogue; A Treatise on the Art of Grafting; artist statement and images
Olfactive Ecologies, Queer Ecologies, Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, Quarterly 19, Ed. Tarsh Bates; cover art; p7-21
Somatic Drifts, Now, Past, Later; Edited by Maxwell Williams, Published in 2016 by The Smelly Vials Club; contributing author and artist
Chalmers and Jones; The Conversation – Why the Clitoris Doesn’t Get the Attention It Deserves – and Why This Matters, co-author
Reatltime TV – Sarah Last, The Wired Lab cue 6:20 -8:22mins
quotes and references
ABC Art Works, Feature Episode 27, Medicament of Your Predicament, Sally Coleman
Australia Council Award for Emerging and Experimental Arts – Interview with Fiona Winning
Australian Arts Review, On the Couch
Goodman, Andrew; “Black Magic: Fragility, Flux and the Rewilding of Art”, in Immediations: Art, Media, Event; Erin Manning, Anna Munster & Bodil-Marie Stavning Thomsen Eds.; Open Humanities Press; 2019; ISBN 978-1-78542-084-9
Prudence Gibson; The Plant Contract; Brill Rudophi; 2018; ISBN 978-90-04-36054-9
Prudence Gibson and Monica Gagliano; The Feminist Plant: Changing Relations with the Waterlily; Ethics and Environment, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Fall 2017), pp. 125-147
Japan Media Arts Festival – Media Arts in the World
Japan Media Arts Festival – Special Interview #2
VJ Theory – ah-ha! narrative structures in reactive and interactive video art by L. Hermes Griesbach
2021 – now MASSIA, Estonia, self-organisation
2020- now MAAS Powerhouse NSW Creative Industries Residency Program
2014 – now Sansom Institute, Body in Mind, UniSA, Artist-in-Residence, Research Affiliate
2002 – now pvi collective, creative comrade
2009 – 2016 Centre for Interdisciplinary Arts (CIA), WA – Residency Assessment Panel
2015 National Experimental Art Forum – Artistic Advisory Panel
2012 – 2014 Creative Australia – New Work, Assessment Panel
2009 – 2013 PACT centre for emerging artists – Board of Directors, CEO
2011 – 2012 Performance Space – Artistic Advisory Committee
2011 – 2012 NAVA – ARIna webportal, WAH Symposium- Artistic Advisory Committee
2010 – 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival / Best Experimental Performance Award – Selector
2010 – 2012 The Sydney Fringe Festival, Curatorial Committee
2010 – 2012 Newtown Entertainment Precinct Association (NEPA), Board of Directors
2008 – 2010 Electrofringe Ltd – Board of Directors, Chairperson
2007 – 2009 Arts Queensland – External Assessor for Theatre, Media Arts and Writing
2008 SIGGRAPH, USA – External Reviewer for exhibitions
2022 Keynote, Field Trip Symposium, University of the Sunshine Coast
2021 The Future of Digital, APAM Presents, Live Exchange, Liveworks Festival
2021 Medicament for Your Predicament, Profile, APAM Darwin
2020 Medicament For Your Predicament, Lunchtime Conversation, City of Sydney Library
2020 We The Sick [Of It], Keynote, Adhocracy, Vitalstatistix
2019 Precarity, political activism and experimental art, Experimental Art Exchange, Adelaide
2019 Medicine for Misandry and other social, anatomical and pharmacological experiments in transformation, FEMeeting, Vila Nova Milfontes, Portugal
2019 Transforming politics through the borderlands of scent, Experimental Scent Summit, NDSM, Amsterdam
2019 The Plants, Episode 11, The Constellations podcast, DLUX, 107 Projects, Sydney
2019 Sensory art and the accumulative artefacts of transformation, The Five Senses of GLAMR, ALIA Online Conference, The Hilton, Sydney
2018 Medicine for Misandry, Quite Frankly It’s a Monster Conference, SymboticA, Perth
2018 Somatic Drifts, SPECTRA, MOD, Adelaide
2018 Sense It Feel It, Artists on Climate Change, Sydney Opera House
2018 Socially Engaged Art, City of Sydney Libraries, Outlandish Library
2018 Reimagining the Wasteland, Front Yard, UNSW
2017 Participation, Sense and Taste, Experimenta Social #13
2017 Artist Talk with Fiona Winning and Dr Mem Mahmut, Sydney Festival
2016 Pathways to Practice, Carriageworks, Somatic Drifts, Arts Activated
2016 Connecting to Country, Disrupted Festival of Ideas, State Library WA
2016 Somatic Drifts: empathy and the body matrix, ISEA, Hong Kong
2015 Somatic Drifts: empathic pathways towards liminal and non-human lifeforms, Neolife, SLSA, SymbioticA, UWA
2015 Art and Pain, Unfixed lab, ANAT, Unlimited (UK) and Watershed (UK)
2015 Playing Tricks with the Mind, The Art of Pain Symposium Panel, Bob Hawke Priministerial Centre (SA)
2015 IN_LAB Artist Talk and Social Surgery, Institute of Art and Olfaction (USA)
2015 Somatic Drifts: Tactility, Illusion and Olfactive Interventions in Empathy, Aesthetics After Finitude (NSW) – Sneaking up on the Thing-Itself: Practical Approaches to Infinitude
2014 Somatic Drifts: tactility, illusion and affect in live art and crossovers with neuroscience and chronic pain, SymbioticA (WA) – Seminar Series
2014 Linking Art and Science to Treat Sensory Dysfunction, Princess Margaret Hospital, Physiotherapy Department (WA)
2014 Arts and Health, Fifth Quarter – Open Forum (SA)
2014 Linking Art and Science to Treat Sensory Dysfunction, Centre for Cerebral Palsy (WA)
2014 Linking Art and Science to Treat Sensory Dysfunction, Fiona Wood Foundation (WA)
2014 Open Studio, Bondi Artist in Residence (NSW)
2013 The Hybrid Languages of Florilegia, SymbioticA -Seminar Series
2013 The Art of Conversation – from Botany to Neuroscience, SymbioticA – Life Sciences Class
2013 Pecha Kucha, Experimental Arts Forum, Carriagworks, Sydney
2013 Transcontinental Garden Exchange, fo.am, Brussels – Research Gathering
2010 Hip to Be Square, ARI Symposium, Museums and Galleries, NSW. Compliance and producing experimental site-specific performance.
2010 Emergence, Dramaturgies, international symposium, VIC, panel on dramaturgical practice of emerging artists working in interdisciplinary, participatory and site-specific performance.
2007 Media Arts in the World, Japan Media Arts Festival
2021 Australia Council Award for Emerging and Experimental Arts
2018 Fishers Ghost Award Finalist
2018 Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize Finalist
2018 Create NSW Performing Arts and Music Fellowship
2016 Sadakichi Art and Olfaction Award Winner
2012 Creative Australia Fellowship
grants and residencies
- MAAS Powerhouse Creative Industry Residency
- Blast Theory/pvi collective Artist in Residence 2019
- Southern Cross University Artist in Residence 2018
- City of Sydney Libraries, Outlandish Library, Artist in Residence 2018
- The WIRED Lab, Artist in Residence 2017
- Big Ci, Artist in Residence 2017
- University of Technology, Superlab, Artist in Residence
- Institute of Art and Olfaction Artist in Residence 2015
- Synapse Residency 2014/2015, ANAT
- Australia Council Inter-Arts – Emerging and Experimental Arts Grants 2013 & 2014
- Bondi Waverley Artist In Residence 2014
- CIA Studios Residency 2013
- Point B Residency 2013
- Bundanon Residency 2012 2013 2014
- fo.am 2013
- Oscien – Marine Science Research GKI – Volunteer Assistant 2012
- Australia Council Visual Arts Board 2006
- Australia Council Theatre Board 2005
- Playworks – Mentorship – for the creative development of catgURL
- Ian Potter Foundation – interactive sensors
- The Kitchen (NY) – Summer Intensive Scholarship
- Australia Council New Media Arts Board – Runway_1
- Rex Cramphorn Studio Residency 2001 & 2005
- Performance Space Residency 2001 & 2005
- Australia Council New Media Arts Board 2001
- Queen’s Trust – Runner Up, Young Writer’s Short Story Award
2009-2012 PACT centre for emerging artists, Artistic Director/CEO.
Programming, producer, presenter and mentor for early career artists working in experimental, interdisciplinary performance.
2006-2008 ElectroEtre, Curator
Programming exhibitions, screenings and performances of live works that integrate and interact with media.
2006-2007 Electrofringe, Co-Director
International festival of experimental electronic arts and culture.
performance, live art, exhibitions
2020 WE THE SICK [OF IT]
A participatory work generating micro manifestos towards the health of the social body. With provocateur Kelli McCluskey. Developed as part of Adhocracy 2020.
2019 – 2020 Medicament For Your Predicament
A socially engaged OPEN LAB! workshop and OPEN PHARMACY! installation event, compounding political medicines and creating recipes for transformation. With provocateurs Ju Row Farr and Maja Kuzmanovic and guest artists. Premiere at Liveworks, Performance Space, Carriageworks, Sydney. Developed in 2019 at pvi collective / Blast Theory residency; PAF, France; Adhocracy, Vitalstatistix, Waterside Workers Hall, Shopfront, curated by Emma Webb, Paul Gazzola, Hen Vaughan, Jamila Main and Thom Smyth; and Metro Arts on Hope Street, Brisbane.
2018 A Treatise on the Art of Grafting: Failure to Thrive, This Mess We’re In
Installation of plant materials, plaster forms, binding tape and memory knots for This Mess We’re In, curated by Tarsh Bates for Unhallowed Arts, Fremantle Old Customs House.
2018 #olufsenandi #lettherightonein, Dust
Three channel video installation. A multi-species study on teachers, medicine and iatrogenesis for Dust, an exhibition on insects collections and care curated by Jacqueline Spedding, Woodford Academy, Blue Mountains.
2018 Habits of a Katydid, Rituals of Mind, Dust
Zine. A multi-species study on teachers, medicine and iatrogenesis for Dust, an exhibition on insects collections and care curated by Jacqueline Spedding, Woodford Academy, Blue Mountains.
2018 Lamentable You
Short film for Realtime in Real Time, Liveworks Festival, Performance Space, Carriageworks.
2017 Insecta Delecta
A live edible vivarium created in collaboration with chef Soon Lee Low, sound by Tom Hogan, commissioned and presented by The WIRED Lab for the agri(culture) project.
2017 Scent of Sydney
socially engaged, olfactory and audio installation with public talks program commissioned by Sydney Festival 2017 and presented at Carriageworks. Finalist in the Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize and Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2018.
2014 – 2016 Somatic Drifts
Live experience, 3 channel video installation, concrete poetry, limited edition scent for Radical Ecologies, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Adhocracy at Vitalstatistix, The Art of Pain at Bob Hawke Priministerial Centre, and Hacking the Anthropocene.
2015 You, Animal You, Force Majeure – Associate Artist, Writer and Scent Designer (creative development) with director and choreographer Danielle Micich.
2015 Century’s Breath
A socially engaged scent installation commissioned by Vitalstatistix and presented at SA Maritime Museum for Climate Century, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles for AiX Scent Fair, Front Yard, Marrickville for The Wasteland, Sydney Opera House for Unwrapped, Sense It Feel It, and Green Square Library for Underground.
2015 EcoSexual Bathhouse, Pony Express
Provacateur/Bio-turg, for Next Wave Kickstart at CIA and Daphne Studios, Perth
2015 You, Animal You, Force Majeure
Associate Artist, Writer and Scent Designer (creative developments) with director and choreographer Danielle Micich and Humphrey Bowers, King Street Art Centre, Perth.
2015 Distant Yet Connected
Group show, photographs and audio from Field Suite body of work, 643 Project Space, Ventura, California.
2015 Lamentable You
Short animation with Lucy HG and sound by Elize Reitze, Sydney Art Month, Bondi/Waverley Artist Studio Exhibition, Waverley Library.
2014 Anatomy’s Confection
One-to-one performance and social surgery at Proximity Festival, Fremantle Arts Centre.
2014 Field Suite
Site-specific plant based works, WIRED OPEN DAY 2014, The Wired Lab, Muttama, NSW.
2013 The Plantarum: Empathic Limb Clinic
A botanic sensory perception therapy for one participant at a time, Proximity Festival, PICA, Perth.
2013 One Night Gallery
Group show, photographs, audio performance at Point B, Williamsburg.
2013 Fieldwork: Empathic Limb Clinic – creator and performer – sensory perception therapy for one participant at a time, Ternate Park, Stanford USA, Performance Studies International 19 [psi19].
Evolution: A Walk (with Herbivores) in Ternate Park – creator and performer – site-specific audio and sensory tour of Ternate Park, for three participants at a time, Stanford, USA, Performance Studies International 19 [psi19].
In the Waiting Room: Needling Clitorides Histories – creator – a botanic dialogue and audience action in embroidery in the Rose Garden, Ternate Park, Stanford, USA, Performance Studies International 19 [psi19].
A performance devised by the PACT Ensemble 2011. Directors Cat Jones and Julie Vulcan, sound design Melissa Hunt, lighting design Emma Lockhart-Wilson, production design Lucy Thornett.
A performance devised by the PACT Ensemble 2010. Directors Cat Jones and Julie Vulcan, sound design Melissa Hunt, lighting design Emma Lockhart-Wilson.
Crossing Over and Hooking Up – workshop facilitator for cross-media collaboration, Next Wave Festival.
2008 Go Get Heard
Ensemble writer – Commission for Experimenta by Rhys Turner and Mel Ramos for an interactive installation work.
Created by Cat Jones for The Conversation Contraption with The League of Imaginary Scientists.
1999 – 2008 catgURL –
Written and Performed by Cat Jones. Created in collaboration with djbc, gail kelly, sam james, lucinda clutterbuck, justin moon and jo croft. Appearing at various venues, locations and events in Sydney, Brisbane and Edinburgh.
2005 TTS: Route 76, pvi collective, Performance Space, Sydney.
2001 steel fracture, The Party Line. Performance Space, Sydney, dir Gail kelly
2000 Trading Desire, That Elusive Thrill Series, The Milkbar, Sydney, dir Tanya Denny
2000 Absurd Shorts, That Elusive Thrill Series, The Milkbar, Sydney dir Janet Robertson
film and television
2014 Chicks on Speed, performer, short films Utopia and Golden Gang
2013 Werkweek Ecologie – Urban Ikebana – fo.am, Brussels, video and editing
2006 Wednesday 2:45PM, Remote Control Monkey, performer, short film dir Matt Solomon.
2006 Constellation – co-director and performer, stop motion short with Lucy HG.
2002 Fat Cow Motel – performer, television series dir Daniel Nettheim
2002 The Mormon Conquest, dragonet films, performer, short film, dir Jackie Shulz
2000 The Last Paperboy, dragonet films, performer, short film, dir Matthew Duchesne.
selected professional development
Terri Janke and Company, Bush Products and the Law
Institute of Art and Olfaction, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Synapse (ANAT) School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University Western Australia
Synapse (ANAT) UniSA, Sansom Institute Body in Mind, University South Australia
Proximity Lab, Perth
Hive Lab, Melbourne
Troika Ranch Dance Theatre – Isadora, Sydney
Toydeath – Hardware Hack, Newcastle
curious.com – Critical Path, Sydney
cicada.tv – site, sound, sight, Newcastle
Wendy Houston – performing with recorded media, Performance Space, Sydney
Barbara Campbell – Simulacra, Performance Space, Sydney
Time_Place_Space_1 – hybrid performance residency, Wagga Wagga
The Kitchen – TEXT: as a basis for multimedia performance, (Bill T Jones, Laurie Anderson, Yoko Ono, Talvin Wilkes) New York
Troika Ranch Dance Theatre – Live Interactive Workshop, New York
Electric TEXTures – Playworks and QUT, Brisbane
Angela de Castro – How to be a Stupid, Edinburgh
Playspace – Kate Kantor, Sydney
Ken Campbell – Edinburgh
David Grieg and Graham Eatough – Writing for performance, Edinburgh