Catarina Aimée Dahms aka Cata.Pirata

Paradox.Pirate / Feral.Futurist / Social.Activist / Cyber.Animist

⟁ 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.

Cata.Pirata toured with producer Rimer London, following the success of their musical collaboration together, including their singles: Love Dagger and Put Your Gun Away

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