Reviews

The Second Woman at Dark Mofo

Dark Mofo is a pseudo-pagan winter festival of art filtered through a sexy goth aesthetic, put on by MONA and its infamous founder, faux-anti-establishment art collector David Walsh. The two-week, red and black-branded festival trades, unashamedly, in the hyper-articulation of […]

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24 Frames Per Second at ACE Open

In a state still reeling from the Black Friday arts funding cuts, ACE Open is cast as the phoenix from the ashes of Contemporary Art Centre South Australia (CACSA) and The Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AEAF). While the organisation and […]

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‘Ritual as resistance’ Transmediale 2017

This year marked thirty years of Transmediale, the premier festival of (post)digital culture and aesthetics held annually in Berlin at Haus der Kulturen der Welt and other venues. Founded as VideoFilmFest in 1988 to showcase a media format that had […]

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9th Berlin Biennale: The Present in Drag

The 9th Berlin Biennale, The Present in Drag drew early anticipation with the appointment of its curatorial team. From the start, the appointment of DIS – a collective of digital producers from New York whose online platform boldly informs and reflects cultural agency today […]

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Manifesta 11 Wrap Up

The best way to get your head around the curatorial premise of Manifesta’s 11th iteration, What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures, is to think of it as an extension of its curator’s practice. Christian Jankowski, well known for […]

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Salote Tawale on LA2016 Sydney: FMX

Sizzle,sizzlethefirstsetofskewersareplacedontheBBQandSezzoSnottheHostwarmsupthenightwithsomeRoxanneShanteandthatwasthefirstsignthatthiswasgoingtobeasatisfyingtwoevenings. What would a feminist methodology sound like? Empowered captivating orators, a manifold of voices with varying perspectives and, of course, some rad music and a couple of feminist dance parties. All images are Liquid Architecture FM[X]: What Would a Feminist […]

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Sian McIntyre & Laura McLean on Tribunal

‘Truth is what you see, truth is what you hear, truth is what you speak’ Yuan Senior Law man Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison Tribunal, a critical participatory performance project instigated by 2015 Griffin Studio Artist Karen Therese, opened on Saturday […]

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Panel Beating: Make! Art! Now! TINA 2016

A new TiNA 2016 initiative bringing together the Crack Theatre Festival, National Young Writers’ Festival and Critical Animals, Make! Art! Now! called for participants to perform one of three tasks: 1. Write 2. Perform 3. Critique The performers (Kevin Ng, […]

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28, Frances Barrett, Reviews

Conversations 6

This was the final conversation of the residency, which took place between fellow residency artist, Sarah Rodigari and myself. We set ourselves the task of talking for one hour, asking each other questions about our individual practices and creative processes. […]

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Conversations 5

To somewhat resolve Marina’s expectations of wanting to see bodies moving about in the space, I decided to undertake a 12-hour experimentation of the performance I was developing titled Curator with Kaldor Residency Co-Curator, Emma Pike. Curator was intended to […]

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28, Frances Barrett, Reviews

Conversations 4

Definitively my favourite day of the residency. While sitting between two of the most influential artists on my practice, my entire understanding of performance and its political efficacy came into perspective. Frances Barrett is Runway’s guest blogger for #28 Movement. 

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Conversations 2

The day began with Marina discussing the topics of lovers and performance documentation. The day ended with watching a scene from Love Hard, a hard-core feminist porn. Over the residency, conversations consistently orbited the topic of ‘performance documentation’. Marina was […]

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Reviews, Sach Catts

Regional Contemporary Art Network

Kandos in Central NSW is a surprising location to have emerged in the consciousness of the Australian art cognoscenti. It sits in the Capertee Valley, between Lithgow and Mudgee at the base of a resounding sandstone escarpment. The town was […]

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Frances Barrett, Reviews

Conversations 1

Between June 22nd and July 5th I lived in Pier 2/3 as part of the Australian Artist’s Residency Program that accompanied Marina Abramovic in Residence, a major project organised by Kaldor Public Art Projects. This project was split across two levels of the historical […]

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27, Mark Shorter, Reviews

Casula

I know that octagenarians, nonagenarians and centenarians had observed and appreciated my work. My grandmother came to see all of my grad shows. If you have ever exhibited in an art institution of any sort around Australia, you can be […]

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27, Mark Shorter, Reviews

Perth Amboy

Jonny grew up in a small town in New Jersey that wasn’t known for much, except that it had retained and maintained its colonial architecture and that the great American landscape painter George Innes had resided there sometime during the […]

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27, Mark Shorter, Reviews

Stuart Highway

I didn’t notice him amble toward me and I couldn’t tell you how he struck up the conversation. All I know is that before he had finished the story he was in the passenger seat beside me and I’d offered […]

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27, Mark Shorter, Reviews

Wallerawang

It’s uncanny but beneath this wild and excessive composition there is a particular order or consistency. It takes time to discern because nothing is easy to see in here. Outsides bright and eye-squinting glare has been muted by the red […]

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27, Mark Shorter, Reviews

Clandulla

I’m trying to find a pottery workshop in Clandulla when I get lost somewhere off Brogan’s Creek Road. Before I can turn around the road veers sharply to the left and I find myself in front of a property with […]

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Kandos

“Bloody beautiful day, no?” “Best time of the year. It’s greened up since the rain last week.” “Have you had a busy morning?” “Lots of people rifling through picking at it.” “It must be strange to see so many people […]

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Henley Golf Club

Racquet Racket Duel Dual. Tina Havelock Stevens (drums) & Liberty Kerr (guitar). Performed as part of Cementa15 in Kandos, NSW. Photo: Alex Wisser Tina Havelock-Stevens and Liberty Kerr: two contemporary gladiators battle it out. The venue? Kandos’ greatest sporting arena: […]

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