CV. b. 1984, Sydney, Australia
Lives and works between Australia, Germany and United Kingdom
Qualifications and Training
Silversmithing and Silver Jewellery Making, London Jewellery Workshop, London
Jewellery Making with metal and plastic, Central St Martins College, London
Patternmaking (Level 1) Central St Martins College, London
Associate student of Fine Art, Dartington College, Dartington, UK.
BA Arts in Communication (Writing and Cultural Studies), sub-majoring in Photomedia and German. University of Technology, Sydney.
Ongoing training in dance improvisation and bodyweather with Martin Del Amo
Dairakudakan Gasshuku, residential intensive in Butoh and Noguchi Taiso with Dairakudakan. Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
Training in Butoh with Yoshito Ohno at the Kazuo Ohno Studio, Yokohama, Japan.
PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, Impact Ensemble member. Intensive 1 year program in Body/Voicework and performance devising for emerging artists.
Training in Feldenkrais and Suzuki Method with Christopher Ryan.
Selected Performances and Exhibitions
Stone Tape Theory, durational sound performance, Festival of Live Art, Arts House, Melbourne.
Rest Area, one-to-one performance, Festival of Live Art, Arts House, Melbourne, AU.
Take This, For It Is My Body, performance/installation, Blood: Life Uncut, Science Gallery, Kings College, London, UK.
Rest Area, one-to-one performance, Die Fabrikanten, Linz, AS.
The River's Children, performance/installation, Dance Territories, Melbourne Festival, AU.
Take This, For It Is My Body, performance, Dance Territories, Melbourne Festival, AU.
Hierloom (2013), sculpture, Dance Territories, Melbourne Festival, AU.
Notes on Bone Library (text), reading, Playing Up Symposium , Tate Modern, UK.
Concerto No, 3 (Video documentation), and Hokum (Video), in Performance Presence/Video Time, group show, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia.
Stone Tape Theory, Durational performance/Sound installation, SPILL Festival, London
Stone Tape Theory, Durational performance/Sound installation, Near and Far Festival, Adelaide
Stone Tape Theory, Durational performance/Sound installation, Tarnanthi Festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Adelaide
Artist in Residence, Marina Abramovic: In Residence, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney
Bone Libarary (durational performance), Venice International Performance Art Week, Venice.
Bone Library (durational performance), SPILL Festival of Live Art, Ipswich, United Kingdom.
Concerto No.3 (durational performance), Fierce Festival, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Concerto No.3 (durational performance), Next Wave, Melbourne, Australia.
Hokum (Video), Eco Spirit- group show, curated by Jaqueline Drinkall, Modern Art Projects, Blue Mountains, Australia.
Hokum, video, in Yes, I'm a Witch!, group show, Archive Kabinett, Berlin
Songs of Rapture and Torture #1 (Surabaya Johnny), durational performance, Fierce Festival, Birmingham
Rest Area, durational performance, Forest Fringe, Edinburgh Festival
Unsettling Suite, durational performance installation/solo show. Performance Space, Sydney. Including the following works:
Bone Library (Fragment)- 2012/Ongoing, performance.
The Great Plague 2013, sculpture
Corpus Nullius/Blood Country 2011, performance/sculpture
Take this, For it is my Body 2010, performance
Hierloom 2013, painted ceramics
The River’s Children 2013 performance
Untitled, 2013 sound
Untitled, 2013 video
Bone Library, durational performance, Next Wave, City of Melbourne Library, Melbourne.
Rest Area, durational performance, Under the Radar, Brisbane Festival, Metro Arts, Brisbane.
Take this, for it is my Body, performance, NSW History Council, Eat History, Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney.
Every Last Friday Via Email Correspondence. Residency/Performance, in collaboration with Regina Heilmann. Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney.
Songs of Rapture and Torture 1-4. Durational performances and video. Serial Space, Sydney.
Take this, for it is my Body . One-to-one performance., InBetweenTime Festival Arnolfini, Bristol.
Rest Area One-to-One performance. Cruel Sluts exhibtion, Berlin.
Frida and Anita Film performance, (dir. Liz Rosenfeld). Berlin
Songs of Rapture and Torture #3 (Never Tear Us Apart) One-to-One performance. Site-Specific (DeVere Hotel, Kings Cross), Sydney.
The Visitation, durational performance. Site specific (Old Paddington Conservatives Club), London
Hokum Perfomances for Super 8. GlogauAIR, Berlin.
Loom Durational performance. Performers Stammtisch, GlogauAIR, Berlin
Survive/Suspend Durational performance, Gestalt Festival, GlogauAIR, berlin
Unsettling suite 1 (introduction/white sleep) Durational performance, Gestalt festival, GlogauAIR, Berlin
Songs of Rapture and Torture #2 (Don’t Leave Me This Way) 4-channel video
performance. Quick and Dirty, Performance Space, Sydney.
Rest Area One-to-One performance. Tiny Stadiums Festival, Sydney.
Songs of Rapture and Torture #1 (Surabaya Johnny), One-to-One
performance. Liveworks, Performance Space, Sydney.
Songs of Rapture and Torture #1 (Surabaya Johnny), This is Not Art,
Songs of Rapture and Torture #1 (Surabaya Johnny), Quick and Dirty, Performance Space, Sydney.
Longing and its Double: on distance, intimacy, and the idea of home. Writer/initiating artist, performance for radio/new media. with collaborators/contributing artists: Richard Hancock, Brian Fuata, Doll Yoko, Steve Robins, Kate Rowles, Vanessa Berry, Keri Glastonbury, and Martin Del Amo.
Revolting, performance intervention with Fiona McGregor at the Sydney Biennale, Art Gallery of NSW.
The New Barbarians, with Guillermo Gomez Pena and La Pocha Nostra, Arnolfini, Bristol.
Title:Native. Performance installation, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Rest Area, Nighttime #4, Performance Space, Sydney.
Old Country (cyclorama) performance installation, I Am Your Worst Nightmare, Arnolfini, Bristol.
Constellations (Dir. Karen Therese), Performer/writer, Seymour Centre, Sydney.
There Where You Are Not Photographs and work-on-paper. Dartington College of the Arts, UK
SSAE (only/connect), works-on-paper. The Postcard Show (group exhibition), Surface Gallery, Nottingham.
Urban Typhoon, Interventions/performances, with ArtHarbour Collective, Tokyo.
Defined in Negatives Performance text, in collaboration with Keri Glastonbury, for Barbara Campbell’s 1001 Nights. http://1001.net.au/Prompt/909
Constellations Performer/writer. PACT Theatre. Performance Space, Sydney.
Before the Lx Go Out (Dir. Regina Heilmann) performer. PACT theatre. The Studio, Sydney Opera House, Sydney.
Un-Sleeping, Performance text. All in the Mind, ABC Radio National
Constellations performer/writer. New Mardi Gras Festival, PACT Theatre, Sydney
Selected public talks, panels and interviews
Panelist, Decolonising Practice, Kier Choreographic Award Public Program, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.
Panelist, Gender, Performativity and Embodiment, Kier Choreographic Award Public Program, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.
Panelist, The Longform Society meeting #2, The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, with Quinn Eades, Hanna McCann and Sofie Cunningham.
Panelist, Blood and Identity, with Peta Clancy and Gabriel Nodea, Science Gallery, Melbourne.
Panelist, Tate Modern, Playing Up Symposium, Artist Talk
Interview, Audiostage (Podcast), Sarah-Jane Norman/How Dance Occupies the Self
interview, The Racist is Present, with Daniel Browning, Nayuka Gorrie and Djon Mundine, Awaye! ABC Radio National
Interview, Spill festival, on Stone Tape Theory, Chameleon Eye films (video, 5 min)
Artist Talk, Marin Abramovic: Evenings in Residence, Kaldor Public Art Projects,
Artist Talk, Tarnanthi/Near and Far Festival, Adelaide, Artist talk.
Panelist, Dance Massive, In Conversation with Jill Orr and Professor Anne Marsh
Panelist: Commemoration: Rites, Rituals and Daily matters, Venice International Performance Art Week, Venice, 2014. Moderated by Franceso Kaias, also featuring Vela Phelan, Zhai Kuning and Alice Vogler.
Interview, Spill festival, on Bone Library, Chameleon Eye films (video, 5 min)
In Conversation, with Cassils, Spill Tv Thinker-in-Residence Series, Chameleon Eye films (Video, 11 mins)
Interview, Realtime TV, (video. 13 minutes)
Panelist: Do it for longer: Durational and endurance practice, Serial Space, Sydney.
Facillitation and Formal Mentorships (led)
Second-Hand Emotions: on feminism and love, workshop co-author/facilitator with Sarah Rodigari and Mish Grigor, Vitalstatistix, Adelaide, AU.
Artistic Mentor to Ria Jade Hartley, SPILL National Platform, UK.
Formal Mentorships (undertaken)
Mentorship in fiction writing with novelist Hannah Kent
Judging Panel, Greenroom awards, Contemporary and Experimental Performance
Grants, Awards and Residencies
Winner, Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award
Longlist, ABR/Elizabeth Jolley Prize For Short Story
Australia Council Delegation, First Nations Dialogues, Coil Festival and and American Realness Festival,
New York City, US.
Australia Council for the Arts Market Development Grant (International Market Development)
Australia Council for the Arts Skills and Arts Development Grant (Experimental Arts)
CultureLab creative development fund, Arts House and City of Melbourne
Bundanon Trust, Writer in Residence
Hopscotch, touring grant, Australia Council for the Arts
Artist in Residence, Queer Zagreb/Perforacija, Zagreb, Croatia
Australia Council Indigenous Experimental Art Fund (Projects)
Artist in residence, Convento Sao Francisco de Mertola, Mertola, Portugal.
City of Melbourne: Arts Projects Grant.
Artist in Residence, Campbelltown Arts Centre
IndigeSpace Artist in Residence, Performance Space, Sydney
Artist in Residence, GlogauAIR, Berlin, May-Aug 2009
Overland/Judith Wright Prize for poetry, 1st runner up.
Australia Council New Work Grant (Literature)
Australia Council Write in Your Face grant (Literature)
Overland/Judith Wright Prize 1st runner up
Australia Center Literary Awards (DJ O’Hearn Prize), Highly Commended.
QANTAS/Noise SOYA Awards, finalist.
Stepmother, short-story, Kill Your Darlings
Images of Surgery, poem, Judith Wright Prize Anthology (forthcoming)
Untitled Essay, What is Performance Art?, ed. Adam Geczy
Unsettling Suite, artists book, Performance Space/Blood and Thunder co-production.
Blood is Such Clever Stuff, Realtime/Realblak, issue 111
Abendessen, poem, Red Room Company commission for The Poetry Object
Icehouse, poem, in The Disappearing, The Red Room Company.
Notes on My Great Grandmother, or, Mother-Tongue Interference, Next Wave Magazine, March 2012.
A Quantitative Theory of Intimacy: on thresholds, flesh and sacred mathematics. Article, Point, Performance Space
Artist Profile, NAVA Quarterly, September
Open Water, poems Overland, no.193
A Vanishing City, poem, Overland, no.193
This is the Hikari Super-Express, poem, Overland, no.193
Dreaming in Motion: Celebrating Australia’s Indigenous Filmmakers
reference book, assistant editor/writer. Realtime/OpenCity Publications in
collaboration with the Australian Film Commission
Untying the Old School, essay, Australian Cultural Studies review, vol.13,
Poem for two voices providing one of them is Annie Lennox, poem, Meanjin,
Ryokan Ohto, poem, Meanjin, vol.66, no.1
Permafrost, fiction, in “Making Tracks” 2006 UTS Anthology
Defined in Negatives Performance text, in collaboration with Keri
Glastonbury, for Barbara Campbell’s 1001 Nights.
Un-Sleeping, Performance text. All in the Mind, ABC Radio National
Constellations performer/writer. New Mardi Gras Festival, PACT Theatre,
Dictionary of Sleep, fiction, Nine Tenths Below, UTS Writers Anthology.
This Melancholy Princess, poem, in Nine Tenths Below, UTS Writers
QueerLittleFish #2: Today’s Falling Literary Stars!, Zine (Dist. Sydney,
QueerLittleFish #3: A Rapid Something, Zine (Dist. Sydney, Melbourne,
Untitled, fiction, Vertigo Magazine, iss. 2, Night
10 Beds, photo essay/article, Vertigo Magazine, iss.2 Night
The Beginner’s Guide to Industrial Slaughter, feature article, Vertigo
Naoshima: Art-Loving Island Life, feature article Vertigo Magazine, iss. 6:
We Are an Empire in Decline, poems, online publication, Noise Festival,
QueerLittleFish #1: Public Love, or the vindicationof the right to loiter, Zine