Who's Katy?

Image by Daniel Hughes of 'Baby Face'

I am a performance artist who creates work that explores difficult aspects of human nature. I am interested in exploring unlikable, unspeakable aspects of ourselves to find out more about what our ‘humanity’ means. My performances are often highly physical and make use of the body, choreography, audience interaction and materiality. I enjoy creating visual/tactile performances for audiences to feel physically touched by through their senses.  

In 2015 I graduated from the Contemporary Performance Practice programme at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. From 2015 – 2019 I developed ‘Baby Face’ (* * * * The Guardian) a performance exploring the infantilisation of women. Since being performed at The Edinburgh Fringe 2018 the show has gained the Autopsy Award and Lustrum Awards 2018 and completed a UK tour. The project was supported by Arts Council England and Tom Hunters 100 Disrupters. 

My other performance projects, ‘The Cats Mother’ (exploring who is ‘cute enough’ to save) and ‘Technophile’ (exploring human identity in the digital age) have been developed through residencies with The National Theatre of Scotland. My performance of ‘Flag’ explored confusion and national identity, and was commissioned by The Rich Mix and performed at Camden People’s Theatre and The Rich Mix.