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THE LIFECYCLE AND DEATHCYCLE OF ARIS

In 2013, I wrote an essay about a spate of Hobart gallery closures for the online publication The Conversation. Even though the moment was fleeting, I recently saw it referenced in an academic article that implied it the current and […]

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One year in an ari

ARIs centre around collectivism. They have a delicate ecology in a continual state of flux, with no definition or decision that is not agreed upon by every member. Members come and go, we try new formations, rearrange responsibilities, we test […]

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Features, Peta Bryant

The Politics of Listening

Makan in Amman, Jordan is an independent artist run initiative encouraging experimentation in contemporary visual culture and the discussion of politics and social issues. Whilst ‘makan’ means ‘place’ in Arabic this artist run initiative is more a collaborative platform for […]

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Eleanor Ivory Weber, Features

GIRLS TO THE FRONT: Hissy Fit

Hissy Fit are a Sydney-based performance collective made up of Nat Randall, Emily O’Connor and Jade Muratore. Their practice, which spans live art, performance, participatory action and performance lecture, approaches female empowerment via acts of transgression and reclamation. This is […]

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On reenacting ‘Dream Merchant’

What is more pornographic, a display of flesh or the deliberate and often violent oppression of people’s sexuality lives and loves for the sake of political points scoring? Dream Merchant was a collaborative performance resulting in a series of photomedia […]

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