Cat is a British Book Artist, Designer, Wordsmith, Events-Curator and Post Graduate Researcher based in London, working in partnership with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to provide Arts and Wellbeing events to local residents promoting a greater sense of Community Cohesion and Environmental Sustainability.
Cat is also an exhibiting artist and guest speaker with her poetry film screened at ‘Late at Tate’ with site-specific art works featured on the ‘London Underground’ and ‘The London Eye’.
Cat’s research paper was recently acquired by the library at the Wellcome Collection, she sometimes writes for the British Library’s ‘Artists Books Now’ events, published in the ‘Book Arts News Letter’ and ‘The Blue Notebook’, a designer/maker of limited edition Artist’s Books and also writes and performs her own poetry under the name of ‘Cat Catalyst’, appearing the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Cat is an eco-feminist wordsmith writing about consciousness expansion, mental health, emotional evolution, spirituality, feminism, women’s rights, education, Brexit, environmental sustainability and Law of Attraction.
PLEASE NOTE: due to Cat’s creative online editing process, please allow at *least* a week for a new blog post to arrive at its final version, and in some cases up to a month, so please keep popping by to see its scultping process in progress – with grateful Thanks in advance for your patience =)
Also, Despite the title of this blog and other people’s terminology this is a blog with very few poems on it. Cat makes no claims to being a poet in the traditional sense as Cat freely admits that her works do not follow any stanzas or rhyming couplets. Cats work is modern and mostly serves as a vehicle to share concepts, ideas and trains of thought with the purpose of provoking inquiry, creating a dialogue and stirring up new thought processes. A case of The emperor’s new clothes.
The description of avant-garde according to Wikipedia applies to people or works that are experimental, radical, or unorthodox with respect to art, culture, or society. It may be characterized by nontraditional, aesthetic innovation and initial unacceptability, and it may offer a critique of the relationship between producer and consumer. Wikipedia
“For those of us who have become jaded regarding the often static state of modern poetry this is a joy to discover a voice with such fearless clarity.
Part 21st century troubadour and part artistic chameleon, Cat Catalyst has created an hypnotic poetic vision that is quite literally a spiritual call to arms.
Most of her work is connected directly to the state of humanity at this particular time in history as well as how we do or do not relate to one another.
Cat’s poetry isn’t merely a social critique, it is also formula for self understanding that is quite expansive socially. As a multimedia artist, poet and performance artist, her method of delivery is deliberate and she pulls no punches with the message she is sending to her reader/listener.
A mistress of words and images, her work captivated and inspired me. Over time what I witnessed was the very open and ongoing evolution of an artist as a work of art itself.
This is a very brave act for any creative person; to candidly display the machinations of the creative process through each piece of art they share.” – Val Russell, Editor, Tuck Magazine.
READ the FULL interview >> HERE
For more recent work and news, please visit my other website: >>https://catcatalyst.co.uk<<
Historic featured works:
>> Published in The Book Arts News Letter 120
>> Published in The Book Arts News Letter 119
>> Book Arts Shows @ Camberwell
>> Abnormal @ Chelsea College of Arts
>> Xhibit 2018 @ Bermondsey Project Space
>> Do What The Robot Says
>> The Solstice Project
>> Blyth Gallery – Imperial College
>> iVend – installation piece
>> The EDF London Eye – alternative audio guide
>> The London Underground – A0 Poster
>> The Tate Britain – Poetry Film screening and guest speaker
>> Campaign Against Arms Trading (C.A.A.T.) – fundraiser compilation CD
Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day >^.^<