Location: London
Website: www.cathoffmann.com
Bio:

A performance artist born in Sidcup, then lived all over the UK before studying Visual Performance at Dartington college of Arts. Working on solo and collaborative projects in the UK and Europe exploring the intersection between performance art, theatre, visual imagery, music and absurd comedy. Recent work made for Home Live Art, The Basement, Brighton, Podewil in Berlin, CCA in Glasgow, The Arches, BAC, Warehouse 9 in Copenhagen and Shunt vaults. Currently working on a trilogy of work exploring the contemporary notions of faith, hope and charity.
The duo Molly and Me (www.molly-and-me.com) is a collaboration with Danish artist and Lone twin performer Molly Haslund working since 2007 on music and performance projects and supported by the Danish Arts council. The Tramp show was toured around Denmark in June-July 2011 and in 2012 a requiem for the 21st century, performed in twelve parts will be produced as part of the CPH AIR residency scheme. Other collaborations include working with Lundahl and Seitl, Julia Bardsley and Joshua Sofaer on the object retrieval project.
Education and participatory projects include art and performance residencies with Creative Partnerships for four years - working with schools in Essex, London, Bedfordshire and Slough. The Boxed project in Sedgefield for teenagers, working with refugees on performances for refugee week at the Tricycle Theatre, producing Eco-stories in the City for green spaces in London, funded by the Arts council, Camden Arts, Awards for All and Unltd. Teaching BA students on the Contemporary Performance Practise course at the Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and courses at the CCA, Glasgow.

Exhibitions:

2013
REQUIEM2, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
MADAME EX’s PAINT AND TAINT, Latitude, Shuffle, The Basement and Pink Fringe Picnic.
GLORY DAYS, Arnolfini development space, Latitude festival
RETHINKING RESIDENCIES CONFERENCE, Copenhagen. Panel speaker and delivery of Requiem performance.
BAC RESIDENCY, Molly and Me, work in development for Scratch Festival.
CRUISING FOR ART, Curated by Brain Lobel, In Between Time Festival, Lakota, Bristol.

2012

Selected for The ARTIST INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY at the Factory of Art and Design, Copenhagen for six weeks.
One week Residency at THE BASEMENT, Brighton.
MAYHEM IN THE MARKET Art EVENT, Goole, Yorkshire.

2011
GRRLESQUE- NEW BURLESQUE and Performance Art FESTIVAL part#2, A Molly and Me commission for Warehouse 9, Copenhagen.
ROTATING IN A ROOM OF IMAGES with Lundahl & Seitl for Playground Visual Art and Performance festival at Stuk in Leuven, Brussels.
MADAME EX'S PAINT AND TAINT SESSION, Commission for Home Live Art's Alternative village fete, White Night, Brighton.
THE GLORY DAYS #2 for The Basement, Brighton with Q&A session.
THE GLORY DAYS for Live Art Speed date at Forest fringe, Edinburgh.
ROTATING IN A ROOM OF IMAGES with Lundahl and Seitl for the British Council showcase.
THE GLORY DAYS for Smash Lab Live Art night at The Book Club, London
THE TRAMP TOUR, Molly and Me Danish tour in Art galleries, museums, bars and theatre venues funded by the Danish visual Arts fund and Odense city council.
IN TRANSIT with Greg McLaren - Forest Fringe commission for a performance installation on night buses.
SYMPHONY OF A MISSING ROOM with Lundahl & Seitl for Fierce Live Art festival in Birmingham Museum.
CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS RESIDENCIES, Art and performance projects in four Bedfordshire and Essex schools culminating in outdoor exhibitions.

2010
TRANSFORMER TALK SHOW with artist Olof Olosson and Molly and Me. Funded by The Danish Arts council.
PERFORMER STAMMTISCH, BERLIN, Molly and Me live performance devised alongside Joachim Stampe and Chuyia Chu.
SINGING LEIPZIG, Molly and Me troubadour project about Leipzig with a final show and film at the Central Theatre and Shaubuhne Lindanfels, Leipzig. Play Leipzig urban movement Festival and conference.
FORGET WHAT I ALWAYS KNEW, Absurd performance developed in residence at BAC for The David Lynch festival.
LA CABBAGE DE CHANSON, Solo show at The Shunt vaults for four nights.
CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS, Three cross arts projects with schools in Luton and Bedford.

2009
LA CABBAGE DE CHANSON, Solo show at The Moth ball, George Tavern alongside The Paper Cinema.
THE SUPPER CLUB AT THE BASEMENT, BRIGHTON, Live Art and music night.
JOSHUA SOFAER AND UCL, Research Provocateur and public communicator for the Object retrieval project at UCL.
GLASGOW UNIVERSITY, Performing for the Watchingdance.org research programme over three days for a study in physical movement and neuro-linguistic activity.
LA CABBAGE DE CHANSON, New Media Scotland's DRIFT audio art programme and 'Fool Me' CD launch night.
LA SOCIETAS RAFFELLO SANZIO, 'Hey girl!' at Tramway, Glasgow.
2008
ABRAHAM CRUZVILLEGAS, Commissioned by the CCA and Cove Park to create music and performance for lyrics written by artist in residence Abraham Cruzvillegas, Mexico. A CD was produced, video shown and the songs played in the streets of Glasgow from a mobile unit made. Also played in the Cuban and the Columbian Biennale.
A SLICE OF SALVATION, A live art show commissioned by The Arches Theatre using text, singing and choreography.
DIY SHOW, Glasgow International. Presented Joseph Beuys's favourite Scottish song, hosted by Richard Demarco.
CCA CREATIVE LAB Panel selector, committee member to appoint artists for the Creative Lab Residencies 2008/9 at the CCA.
A-PART, Molly and Me site specific performance in two rooms at the Brunswick hotel, Glasgow.
IT'S NOT ABOUT US, Molly and Me live show produced by the CCA. Funded by The Glasgow Visual Arts scheme.
BOXED, an interactive performance inside a box in a disused shop for teenagers in the Durham area.
2007
MOLLY AND ME music, Played in festivals and galleries such as 'Tanz Im August', Podewil, Berlin, 'Ukelear Meltdown festival', Newcastle,' Hey you get off my Pavement', The Arches, The Tron, Stereo, Mono, Glasgow.
CREATIVE LAB RESIDENCY, Development work and show as part of a five- week residency at the CCA using, music, film, objects and singing with artist Molly Haslund.
PROTO-TYPE THEATRE, Developed and performed 'Whisper' at the CCA which toured the UK and New York in '08.

2006
EARTH ANGEL, Southwark Playhouse. Collaboration with Julia Bardsley, using live music, singing, film, text and performance. Funded by The Arts Council, England.
APOCROPHYL THEATRE, Investigating and presenting performance practise in reference to presence, sacred and secular space and 'cutting up' techniques. Company in residence at CPT.
RSAMD, Teaching BA students on the Contemporary Performance Practise course.

2005
ECO- STORIES IN THE CITY, Art and Storytelling project for children in London's green spaces such as Camley Street Nature reserve, schools, Hampstead Heath and the Natural History museum. Funded by The Arts council, Camden arts, UnLtd, Awards for All, Groundwork.
RESONANCE FM ORCHESTRA, Main vocalist along with Nabhil Shah and Tam Dean. Selected as part of BAC's music season.

2004
FALLING UNDERGROUND, A collaboration with Lewis Gibson, Alfredo Genovesi, designer and filmmaker. Selected for BAC's Octoberfest.

2002
ROOMS OF THE HOUSE, A site- specific theatre project in a South London house with four women in their 60's using live video, audio and performance.

2001
HOMES AND GARDENS, a collaboration with sound artist Alfredo Genovesi, using text, video and live music. Commissioned for the Centre of Performance Research, Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University and the Brighton Festival.

2000
BEAUTY AND THE BEARD with Grace Surman, video art piece for the Green room, Manchester.

1999
THE SHOAL COLLECTIVE, Core member of a performance collective in residence at Trafalgar 2000, Brixton. Performed at the Place Dance Theatre, New works festival and the Diverse City Festival, London.

1998
NATIONAL FOREIGN ARTS GALLERY, Supported by the Bulgarian ministry of culture and in collaboration with the Nenova performance group: A performance and installation using 100,000 new Bulgarian coins.
COMPANY QDN, Choreography and film making in collaboration with Marina Moreno for La Stanza Rosa. South West of England tour including the Arnolfini, Bristol.