Sach Catts

2. Sach Catts, Mark Shorter, 'Chop Dig Chanty' photo
2. Sach Catts, Mark Shorter, 'Chop Dig Chanty' photo


Sach (Alexander) Catts is a Sydney-based artist and occasional writer, practising since 2006. He has exhibited widely across Sydney and in New Zealand. Catts completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2008 and a Master of Fine Arts in 2014 at Sydney College of the Arts. Catts has written articles and catalogue essays for exhibitions in both Australia and New Zealand. From 2012–15 he was a director of the online journal Runway: Australian Experimental Art and was a contributor to the Runway blog. Since 2014 Catts has been a resident artist at 55 Sydenham Road in Marrickville, Sydney.


Sach Catts’s practice borrows methodologies and epistemologies from a range of disciplines. He has drawn upon practices from street BMX, bicycle maintenance, the construction industry, bodybuilding and fitness training. Much of this work has been performance-based and involves duration, endurance and sweat. Considerations of ‘work’ are an ongoing preoccupation. More recently his work has come to explore the design parameters of contemporary torture practices through an ongoing sculptural series of ‘waterboards’ – torture apparatuses rendered through modernist and contemporary design idioms.

Chop Dig Chanty | 2017

Materials | Performance
Location | Paul’s Paddock
1. Sach Catts, Mark Shorter, 'Chop Dig Chanty' photo Alex Wisser
1. Sach Catts, Mark Shorter, 'Chop Dig Chanty' photo Alex Wisser

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