Described as an elemental weather system Catherine creates a mixture of interactive one to one performances as well as staged pieces. She attempts to address complex issues relating to who we are and the constraints in our contemporary lives. Gender, well being, class, mental health and mortality are interrogated using personal material, the body as site, with absurd humour playing an important role. In exposing these intricate emotional worlds she attempts to reach out and allow others to resonate with the struggles, joys and images conveyed.
In the intersection between performance art, theatre, absurd humour and music DIY song making is an integral part of her process in a number of solo and collaborative projects.
During the pandemic Catherine has been supporting other artists as a mentor, producer and access worker. She was commissioned by Home Live Art to create new work with artist Florence Peake at a residency at La Becque in Switzerland and she was also in the top 5 for the Coronavision contest representing Wales.
In 2019 She was commissioned by METAL and Ovalhouse for a new work - Cyst-erAct, A live art music ritual looking at women's health, which showcased at the Southbank Centre to coincide with Unlimited festival and was on tour in Spring 2019 including at Summerhall for the Edinburgh Fringe.
She presented - 6 Broken songs at Giswil International performance Art festival, Switzerland in Sep 2019. Toured Free Lunch with the StenchWench in the UK from March 2017- April 2018. The preview was at Toynbee studios and at Common People festival at CPT, Colchester arts centre, Norwich arts centre and more.
She collaborates with Florence Peake for SEX MUSIC and Wombmanifesting kitchen and with Lesley Ewen for These Tender Alms at Buzzcut and Spill 2017. She is also a member of The Chisenhale artistic community.
She was in Taylor Mac’s show A 24 –decade history of popular music for LIFT festival at The Barbican in 2018. She makes projects for Home Live Art over the last six years.
She has shown work in Copenhagen, Berlin, Leipzig, Athens, The National Portrait Gallery, IBT, Latitude, Southbank Centre, Bristol Museum, Buzzcut, BAC, and Domestic II Festival, Manchester.
Recent Publications of work include in, LADA's study guide and toolkit series (Ten Tips on being Feckless and Poor), Daylighting newspaper for The Wellcome trust (Interview with my ovaries) and in the book 'To you to you to you, love letters to a post Europe' (whatever happened to the Glory days) edited by Lisa Alexander, printed by LADA and Unbound books. She was part of Love Letters to a (post) Europe at Bios in Athens, Artsadmin and Edge Hill alongside Robin Deacon, Tim Etchells, Florence Peake, Brian Lobel, Yoko Tawada and 25 other artists.
The politics of shame in reference to Free Lunch with the StenchWench was written about by Dr Alexandra Kokoli in Hypatia; Feminist philosophy journal. I am funded by Arts council England and have received the AIDF from the British council.
She performs internationally for Lundahl and Seitl - The Wooran Foundation in Seoul, Korea, Stuk Festival in Belgium, Noorederzon festival, Holland, Edinburgh Festival British council showcase, Fierce, and LIFT festival at The Royal Academy, London.