Catatecture, attempting to meet the new needs of natural life forms
Elizabeth Demaray in collaboration with the Against All Odds community
Mixed media, dimensions variable, 2017
Catatecture, attempting to meet the new needs of natural life forms is a multipart artistic response to plastic detritus, human agency, and the plight of stray cats in the urban landscape. This site-specific instillation, invites the local community to contribute recycled, large-scale, plastic containers with fitting lids that might serve as temporary cold-weather shelters for stray cats. If the contributed object turns out not to be appropriate for a “catatecture” renovation, Elizabeth Demaray will artistically respond to it by turning it into a piece of sculpture and including it in the ongoing installation. If the container is suitable to be repurposed as a winter cat-house, it will be “renovated” into a usable form of shelter.
Special note, I will be hosting the Catatecture Renovation Hour at the Flux Factory Gallery, Feb 10th, 6:00PM to 7:00PM. The invite for the event is here: