⟁ songwriter / video-director / actress / visual artist / performer / vocalist ⟁
Cata.Pirata is front woman of the afrofuturistic-tropicalbass band SKIP&DIE.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, of creole and pirate ancestry (of Réunion Island descent), transmedia artist Cata.Pirata has lived and traveled extensively throughout South Africa / The Azores / The UK / Ibiza / Argentina / Brazil / The Netherlands. Her practice has been shaped by assembling the fragments of diverse cultural traditions and influences, constantly rearranging her nomadic mix. Her works are mash-ups of video / photography / illustration / installation / writing / music and performance. Although they are accessible, these works are layered kaleidoscopically to offer multiple meanings. They tend to incorporate socio-political undertones amalgamated with global party vibes, oscillating between the thin line of life and death.
As well as having been the Editor-in-Chief of youth magazine SPUNK, Cata.Pirata also develops and runs multimedia workshops on “Music, Visual Art and Social Change”, for children and organisations, and was co-founder of Satellite Spaces /// The Untitled Gallery.
Cata.Pirata is one half of the artist-duo PREHISTORIC FUTURISTIC.
MA Visual Performance & Time-Based Arts
BA Communication & Design