City of Sydney Library Lunchtime Conversations is a fortnightly series of free online talks with authors, artists and experts.
For this event, join Sydney-based artist, curator, writer and performer Cat Jones. Cat will be talking about her first project in a body of work around medicine and feminist futures, titled Medicament for Your Predicament. Hear about the inspiration behind this reflective, sensory workshop and her creative process. Cat will also share images captured during the work’s development and audience responses to the exhibitions in the UK, Brisbane and Adelaide.
Medicament for Your Predicament, draws together Cat’s unique sensory, botanic and social practices to create a collective pharmacy. The work considers the interconnectedness between politics, social behaviour and health alongside the rise and control of ‘big pharma’ in global, environmental, economic, health systems. As part of the work, participants are invited to share inter-generational cultural knowledge, begin conversations and create a chemical change with their own hands.
About Cat Jones
Cat is an artist, writer and researcher thinking across biological, social and metaphysical realms. With a key interest in transformation she is best known for her immersive art-science experiences that manifest through performance, illusions, text, site-responsive, olfactory and edible art. Her commissions include Scent of Sydney at Sydney Festival 2017, Insecta Delecta for The WIRED Lab, Anatomy’s Confection for Proximity Festival and the award winning Century’s Breath for Vitalstatistix. Cat is a prior Create Australia Fellow, and is currently a Create NSW Performing Arts and Music Fellow and Creative Industries Resident at the Powerhouse Museum.
This is a free event however bookings are essential. Please read your booking confirmation carefully for instructions on how to join the event on Zoom. You’ll need to install the free Zoom software on your own or computer or device to participate.
The guest speaker’s presentation will be followed by the opportunity to join smaller group discussions before a final Q&A session.
This event will be Auslan interpreted.
Explore other events in the series here. https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/programs/city-of-sydney-library