Catherine Street

Catherine Street’s practice stems from drawing but includes writing, performance, installation and video. Much of the work depends upon the relationships between different elements presented together, whether they be drawings; found or original texts; videos or live actions. The work often focuses on the tension between language-based and visceral elements, and is underpinned by the themes of disaster and illusion. Interpretations are left open whilst the objects remain highly suggestive and it is often the comparative level of meaning that words, objects or actions may seem to carry that is exploited.

Drawing and writing are developed in tandem and often overlap with each other so that writing becomes part of the practice of drawing and vice versa. Live performance often takes the form of ‘tableaux vivant’ where the artist’s body becomes another element used to build up an environment whilst recent video work has taken the boundary between ‘performed’ and ‘incidental’ action as its starting point. Other points of reference for the work include science fiction, documentary reportage, astronomy, true crime, horror and men’s magazines.

Image Credit; Taken by Marta Tycinska

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Catherine Street
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Catherine Street lives and works in Edinburgh. She has recently shown work with artists' initiative EmergeD in Berlin, collaborated on an event at DCA, Dundee and completed the year long artists' residency at Stills, Edinburgh. Catherine studied Fine Art at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art.