“This range of projects – and working with scent in particular – has come through a trajectory which started at looking at the science of plant signalling and plant communication. And the history of women in botany and human-plant relationships. And the penetrative nature of those communications for behavioural effect – smell, touch, taste – that have now become part of my artistic medium.”
– Cat Jones.
Cat Jones is an artist, writer and researcher thinking across biological, social and metaphysical realms. She experiments with transformation through the subversion of science, history, language and the senses. Working with neuroscientists, biologists, anatomists, entomologists, gastronomists and chemists, Cat creates live, media, illusory, site-responsive, socially engaged, edible and olfactory art. Her projects span plant science, multispecies relationships, entomophagy, illusions, identity politics, climate futures, medicine and feminist futures.
Recently, Jones’ essay ‘Why the Clitoris Doesn’t Get the Attention it Deserves and Why That Matters’, co-authored with neurophysiotherapist Jane Chalmers, was published in a book titled No, You’re Not Entitled to Your Opinion and 49 Other Essays That Got the World Talking.
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