Events &
Performances

Art
Exhibitions

TV Shows
& Videos

Education & Media
Resources

Artist
Opportunities

 








 
Cat Del Buono
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant



ARTIST STATEMENT: I use video, installation, and street art to address social issues. Whether it’s multiple video monitors surrounding a room, street posters with feminist messages, or interactive performances with the pubic, I deliberately simplify issues such as gender and inequality by exaggerating the obvious. I find humor can be an effective method in the attempt to break down complex topics such as society’s arbitrary beauty standards and rape culture. And on the opposite end, showing the disturbing reality of these issues can make a bigger impact. With all my works, my goal is to influence as many people as possible and for us as a society to move beyond the status quo.
More...

Bookmark and Share


 
EMAIL THIS ARTIST:
 
Your Name :
 
 
Your Email :
 
 
Subject :
 
 
Message :


 




  • Pass the Buck
    2018
    video
    variable
    This short and simple video is a commentary on our current social and environmental issues that no one seems to want to deal with. Specifically, people who just expect someone else will take care of i

  • Vote Here
    2017
    video
    variable
    After the 2016 election, this video expresses how a majority feels about our votes: they are disregarded. Video link: https://vimeo.com/223785017

  • Beauty Box
    2014-2016
    tent, clinical props, performance
    5'x5'x8'

  • Voices - installation view
    2014-2016
    20 monitor installation
    variable

  • MVPs
    2015
    video
    variable
    This simple one minute video shows the long list of NFL players who were arrested for domestic violence and other acts against women - just in the past 15 years.

  • How to Not Get Raped
    2014
    video
    This satirical video was inspired by advice posted on college websites that tell women how to avoid being raped. It speaks to the absurdity of placing responsibility and blame on the victim. (Covered

  • Swimming Upstream
    2014
    video, projector, branches, leaves
    variable
    This video installation was originally inspired by Brooklyn's East River and is a commentary on pollution, which keeps people and wildlife from being able to swim freely and safely in the waters

  • #NotChattel
    2015
    street poster
    14x20
    This is just one poster out of a series that were wheatpasted in public spaces in Miami with my street art team ReFemme. #NotChattel focuses on last name equality. Other posters, such as "Stay Sm

  • Tears
    2012
    video still
    This still is from my video installation based on Man Ray's photograph, "Tears." The video allows the subject to come alive and blink. It challenges the definition of a photograph by t

  • Time
    2011
    framed video monitor
    16x20
    In a framed video monitor, the US Attorney's Office photograph from 1933 is brought to life with a simple movement and sound of a clock. The men in photograph seem to be stuck in time, perpetuall

  • American Female
    2012
    video
    variable
    This video was inspired by statistics that show how female value in our society lies solely in beauty and sexuality. As the balloons pop, each trait representing women are gradually reduced to just on

  • Equal/Unequal
    2012
    hand drawn animation
    This hand drawn animation uses humor to comment on plastic surgery and the inequality that results when women become objects of desire. Illustrations by Samuel Sarmiento. https://vimeo.com/46737810

  • Face Lift
    2012
    video still
    This video still is from my piece "Face Lift" where I show a simple and easy way to keep up with the plastic surgery craze.

  • Now I'm Beautiful
    2011
    video
    This video uses performance and humor to show the absurdity of conforming to a certain idea of “beautiful” while commenting on plastic surgery.

  • Blah Blah Blah
    2012
    video
    Using footage from Sandra Fluke's testimony to Congress and Rush Limbaugh's disturbing commentary about her, Blah Blah Blah comments on recent events that challenge women's reproductive

  • Ms.Conception
    2013
    video
    Using actual clips of politicians, I created this video to comment on the disregard for women's reproductive rights and how the subject of rape needs to be taken more seriously. https://vimeo.co

  • Vanity Unfair
    2013
    performance
    n/a

  • Riders on the 4
    2008
    video installation
    Two-channel video installation. Video portraits with voice-overs give insight about our fellow subway riders.

  • Public Feeding
    2009
    video installation
    Inspired by Hannah Rosin's article "The Case Against Breastfeeding," this video is projected in a public space, using images and enhanced sounds to liken the woman to an animal - chaine

  • Living Room
    2010
    sofa, table, rug, lamp, performance
    variable
    I set up a living room scene on an unattractive sidewalk corner in Brooklyn so that I could add an element of comfort and calm to a busy neighborhood. Neighbors and passers-by were invited to stop, re
 








647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

718.683.5600
bric@BRICartsmedia.org

Directions to BRIC House > Contact BRIC >

BRIC IS THE LEADING PRESENTER OF FREE CULTURAL PROGRAMMING IN BROOKLYN.

We present and incubate new work that reflects the diversity that surrounds us.

Find us on social.

Privacy Policy| Mobile site| design and technology by blenderbox | contemporary artist registry by ClearDev LLC