RESEARCHING POTENTIAL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONNECTION THROUGH THE BODY AND SENSES ...

Attention Inner Tension (2020)

Online Performance Video

Commissioned by Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane. 

Sharing the process of reclaiming and rehabilitating my attention from an intense, long-term interface with systems that have perpetuated a cycle of extraction, distraction, hyperactivity and disconnection from the body. I consider my individual attention as the building block for paying consistent, expanded, collective attention to the larger, systemic issues at hand, both within myself and external to myself. Post-burnout, in Covid context, I’m beginning again.

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cultivating reciprocity (a message for the arts ecology) (2020) (in collaboration with Mary Mcintyre)

Online Group Exhibition

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Presented by The Walls Artspace, Gold Coast and supported by Outer Space, Brisbane. 

Part contemplation, part advocacy, these artist koans are the product of a group therapy session with a collection of Brisbane-based emerging artists and local buddhist somatic psychotherapist and Insight meditation teacher, Mary McIntyre. Together we dove into our doubtings and reckonings with our local arts ecology; its capacity to cultivate artistic health, our capacity to cultivate a healthy ecology, and its relationship to our own practices and wellbeing. They were facilitated and recorded online in our respective homes, together while apart, during the beginning of the Covid-19 social distancing period.

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De-Marcating Space for the Pursuit of (...) (2019)

Solo Exhibition

Installation: Silk, gum tree branches, silver paint pen, rope, gum tree shavings, silver electrical tape

Cool Change Contemporary, Perth

A conceptual toolkit for invoking a momentary experience of “Magic” and pause in urban parks and public space. 

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Images by Paul Sutherland

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URBN ASMR (2017)

Solo Exhibition, KINGS Artist-Run, Melbourne

Video Installation

Exploring states of alienation, disembodiment and fractured sensation in urban space, and conceptualising new ways to atmospherically “relate” to the urban landscape, using tropes and techniques from ASMR media phenomena. 

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Images by Vikk Shayen

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Ceremony to Lost Connections to Nature #1 (2017)

Work-In-Progress Solo Performance/Installation, Civic Park, Newcastle

Mosquito Sounds, Salt, Sandalwood & Citronella Coils, Bricks, Pine, Australian Afternoon Tea, Found Ceramics

Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium/This Is Not Art Festival 2017

A recipe and toolkit for creating everyday ceremonies dedicated to our lost connections to nature. 

Sound Design by Josh Wilkinson

Images courtesy Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium

Soundtrack for Ceremony to Lost Natural Connections #1 - Sound Design by Josh Wilkinson
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Afternoon Fountain Routine (Live) (2016)

 

Solo Performance

Hose, Parlour Palm, Water, Black Plastic

Was It A Dream? A Midsummer Night's Dream? Watt Space, Newcastle

Opening event of This Is Not Art festival as part of Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium

Exploring deficiencies in the way we are permitted to connect or “commune” with ‘nature’ in our everyday experience. ​

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Afternoon Fountain Routine (2016)

Group Exhibition

Video Projection, Succulents

Self Imag(in)ing, Queensland College of Art Galleries, Brisbane

'it is a long time since this moment', Unhallowed Arts Festival, Old Customs House, Perth

Embodying a fountain on the back stairs of my home in Brisbane's West End. 

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Images by Jeremy Eden

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Serenity Crawl (2015)

Group Exhibition

Video Projection, Stones, Running Water

SCENE ONE at The Laundry Artspace

An attempt to "commune" with a misty field via fumbly crawling. 

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Install Images by Naomi O'Reilly.

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