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These artworks address communication through voice and language and the interplay between hearing and listening (the vocal, the spoken) and seeing and reading (the visual, the written). Using collaboration and performance with field recording, digital imaging and the spoken/written word I am currently exploring an expanded approach to language within species and across species through a framework of everyday experience and the maladaptive, mixed and complex conditions that occur in our cities today.


Collaborative performance with Peter Knight Unreliable Encounters in Jurong as part of
Why listen to animals for Liquid Architecture, 2016. Photo Credit Keelan O'Hehir

    OH! AH AH PREE TRRA TRRA Music and Other Living Creatures Series Café Oto, London. Offsite in a London park TBC. Provisional dates 1-7 July TBC stay tuned!
This event consists of workshops and a performance to create a participatory, improvised cross species choir. It is a speculative attempt at considering language across species in the urban context, specifically between people and common wild birds.

Hereabouts Lyric essay for Antic Magazine published by Sabita Naheswaran and Julian Novitz
While the intrinsic threads of this essay lie with my creative interests in sound and interspecies exchange via listening, language, animal and voice, the apparent elements include the biographic and a focus on place/home, and how home manifests in multiple ways. At this point I realise I have lived long enough to reflect in some vaguely useful way upon the pathways of my own life.

    Wayback Sound Machine: A Sonic Compilation Pt III curated by Maile Costa Colbert for Sonic Field
With Monteith McCollum, Andrea Williams, Diana Combo, Bonnie Jones, Catherine Clover
My contribution is a text-based score entitled Score for the Arrival of the Blackbird in south eastern Australia 1860
    Assembling Animal Communication
Exhibition curated by Dr. Kevin Chua
Landmark Gallery at Texas Tech University Lubbock Texas US
March 22 - April 28, 2019  
With Catherine Chalmers, Catherine Clover, Darcie DeAngelo, Lee Diegaard, Maria Lux
For this exhibition I am looking at two large urban bat colonies in order to speculate about their communication and languages: the Grey Headed Flying Foxes of Melbourne (the fruit bats) and the Mexican free-tail bats of Austin, Texas (echolocating microbats)
    Body of Sound curated by Yasmin Heisler, Cordite Poetry Review #89:DOMESTIC
with Alessandro Bosetti, Carolyn Connors, Catherine Clover, Jacob Kirkegaard, Joel Stern, Martina Copley, Ania Walwicz, A J Carruthers
    Upcoming performance Encounters Site specific interventions curated by Helen Frosi, various sites across London
My project will probably take place in the fascinating Coldfall Wood Muswell Hill, North London
    Upcoming public art Immerse Art in Unexpected Places Public Art in the City of Knox outer Melbourne. My site will be Ferntree Gully library. September
    Upcoming exhibition Translating Ambiance curated by Jordan Lacey with Philip Samartzis at Yarra Sculpture Gallery Melbourne. September. Artists include Polly Stanton/Byron Dean, Camilla Hannan, Bruce Mowson, Martin Kay, Michael Graeve, Andrew Goodman, Catherine Clover
    Upcoming chapter Ventriloquism and Contemporary Art Jennie Hirsch (Maryland Institute College of Art) and Isabelle Wallace (University of Georgia) (eds)
    Upcoming publication Alexandra Böhm (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) und Jessica Ullrich (Universität der Künste Berlin, der Europa-Universität Flensburg und der Kunstakademie Münster) (eds) Animal Encounters: Kontakt, Interaktion und Relationalität JB Metzler (Deutsch) ISBN 978-3476049384
    Reading Aloud Matters a short article about the role of reading aloud in my art practise. Published in December 2018 in Antennae The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, Issue 46, Winter 2018 ed Giovanni Aloi


Teaching 2019
Swinburne University/Open University Australia Master of Writing (MA-WRI)
Semester 1 March-May PWR70001 Reading and Writing
Semester 2 June-August PWR70001 Reading and Writing and PWR60003 Research for Writers

    Acknowledgement of Country
I respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I work and live (Naarm - Melbourne), for which sovereignty was never ceded, and wish to pay respects to Elders of the Kulin nation past, present, and emerging
    Creative Commons License These artworks are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License


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