CV. b. 1984, Sydney, Australia
Lives and works between Australia, Germany and United Kingdom

Qualifications and Training 

 

2014

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
2007
Associate student of Fine Art, Dartington College, Dartington, UK.
2004-2009
BA Arts in Communication (Writing and Cultural Studies), sub-majoring in Photomedia and German. University of Technology, Sydney.
2006-2008.
Ongoing training in dance improvisation and bodyweather with Martin Del Amo
2006
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.
2005
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

2018

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.

2017

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.

2016

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.

2015

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

 

2014

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.

 

2013

 

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

 

2012
Bone Library, durational performance, Next Wave, City of Melbourne Library, Melbourne.

 

2011
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.

 

2010
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.

 

2009
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.

 

2008
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,
Newcastle.
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.

 

2007
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.

 

2006
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.

 

2005
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

2018

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.

 

2017

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.

 

2016

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

 

2015

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 

2014

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)

2013

Interview, Realtime TV, (video. 13 minutes)

 

2010

Panelist: Do it for longer: Durational and endurance practice, Serial Space, Sydney.

 

Facillitation and Formal Mentorships (led)

2017

Second-Hand Emotions: on feminism and love, workshop co-author/facilitator with Sarah Rodigari and Mish Grigor, Vitalstatistix, Adelaide, AU.

2015

Artistic Mentor to Ria Jade Hartley, SPILL National Platform, UK.

 

Formal Mentorships (undertaken)

2017-18

Mentorship in fiction writing with novelist Hannah Kent

Peer Review

2018

Judging Panel, Greenroom awards, Contemporary and Experimental Performance

 

 

Grants, Awards and Residencies

2017

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

 

2015
Bundanon Trust, Writer in Residence

 

2014

Hopscotch, touring grant, Australia Council for the Arts

Artist in Residence, Queer Zagreb/Perforacija, Zagreb, Croatia

 

2013
Australia Council Indigenous Experimental Art Fund (Projects) 

 

2012
Artist in residence, Convento Sao Francisco de Mertola, Mertola, Portugal.

 

2011
City of Melbourne: Arts Projects Grant.
Artist in Residence, Campbelltown Arts Centre
IndigeSpace Artist in Residence, Performance Space, Sydney

 

2009
Artist in Residence, GlogauAIR, Berlin, May-Aug 2009
Overland/Judith Wright Prize for poetry, 1st runner up.

 

2007
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.

 

2006
QANTAS/Noise SOYA Awards, finalist.

 


Selected Publications 

2017

Stepmother, short-story, Kill Your Darlings

Images of Surgery, poem, Judith Wright Prize Anthology (forthcoming)

Untitled Essay, What is Performance Art?,  ed. Adam Geczy

2013
Unsettling Suite,  artists book, Performance Space/Blood and Thunder co-production.

 

2012
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.

 

2011
A Quantitative Theory of Intimacy: on thresholds, flesh and sacred mathematics. Article, Point, Performance Space
Artist Profile, NAVA Quarterly, September

 

2009
Open Water, poems Overland, no.193

 

2008
A Vanishing City, poem, Overland, no.193
This is the Hikari Super-Express, poem, Overland, no.193

 

2007
Dreaming in Motion: Celebrating Australia’s Indigenous Filmmakers
reference book, assistant editor/writer. Realtime/OpenCity Publications in
collaboration with the Australian Film Commission
2006
Untying the Old School, essay, Australian Cultural Studies review, vol.13,
no.1
Poem for two voices providing one of them is Annie Lennox, poem, Meanjin,
vol.66, no.2
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.

 

2005
Un-Sleeping, Performance text. All in the Mind, ABC Radio National
Constellations performer/writer. New Mardi Gras Festival, PACT Theatre,
Sydney
Dictionary of Sleep, fiction, Nine Tenths Below, UTS Writers Anthology.
This Melancholy Princess, poem, in Nine Tenths Below, UTS Writers
Anthology.
QueerLittleFish #2: Today’s Falling Literary Stars!, Zine (Dist. Sydney,
Melbourne, Tokyo)
QueerLittleFish #3: A Rapid Something, Zine (Dist. Sydney, Melbourne,
Tokyo)
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
Magazine, iss.3:DIY
Naoshima: Art-Loving Island Life, feature article Vertigo Magazine, iss. 6:
Paradise

 

2004
We Are an Empire in Decline, poems, online publication, Noise Festival,
www.noise.net.au
QueerLittleFish #1: Public Love, or the vindicationof the right to loiter, Zine