I have a practise of writing while walking. That is in the past years I have written all my first drafts as an oral history, spoken and then transcribed. I find this gives language and storytelling a different rhythm, which is then edited and refined for publication. I’ve also become interested in a dialogic practise in which my writing is as much about listening, and about being a mediator for voices that are otherwise not heard.
I have written several scripts, poems, stories that I also perform live, and mostly non-fiction that experiments with the writing of history. I write the occasional piece of criticism but only from the position of choice about a piece that has moved me rather than as a practise of criticism as such, although much of my early writing would also fit that category.
Each of these publications is freely available along with others not listed here but available on request from the author.
Articles in peer-reviewed journals
‘Visualizing a Continent: Blandowski and the Encyclopaedia of Australia 1862’, Arcadia, online journal (2014).
Contributions to Books
Suspense in the Cabinet: The case of Montezuma’s Crown, between Mexico City and Vienna. In The In-Betweenness of Things: Materialising Mediation and Movement between Worlds
~ A Cabinet of Curiosities ~, Ed. Paul Basu. Comissioned, forthcoming.
Cloth as a Postcolonial device. In: A Companion to Textile Cultur, Ed. Jennifer Harris, (London: Wiley-Blackwell), 2015. Comissioned, forthcoming.
‘The Aesthetics of Classification’, in N. Zschocke (ed.), Universal – Specific. From analysis to intervention?, (ETH Zürich, 2015) In press.
‘Curating Curiosity: Wonder’s Colonial Phenomenology’, in: Timothy Mehigan (Ed.), Frameworks, Artworks, Place: The Space of Perception in the Modern World, (Amsterdam, Rodopi Press), 2008, pp. 203-225. Reviewed by Eugenia Fratzeskou, Leonardo, (Cambridge, MIT Press, 2008), Vol. 42, No.1, 86-87.
Three Tiles of Text, In: Her Eyes and My Voice: A Relationship in Ekphrasis, Connie Butler and Lauren Godfrey (Eds), (London, Hato Press, 2012).
Façades, In: The Harvard Dudley Literary Review, Volume 11, (Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2005), 66-67.
Critical Essays and Reviews
Desert Visions Reach Across an Ocean, In: The Sydney Morning Herald, (August 25, 2007). Also printed as exhibition text at The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, (Charlottesville, University of Virginia, 2007).
Our culture’s still cringing, In: The Age, (July 25, 2005)
The Rise and fall, with Alex Schweder, in: Chan, Carson and Nadim Samman (eds),Higher Atlas/Au-delà de l’Atlas, (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2012) 313-336.
Le Musée comme la Silhouette, in: Jean-Charles Agboton-Jumeau (Ed.), Exposition 5-31 Janvier 2009, (Cherbourg-Octeville: Ecole des beaux-arts de Cherbourg-Octeville, 2009), 22-29.
Living Monuments, with Azra Aksamija, in: Mihnea Mircan (Ed.), Memosphere: Rethinking Monuments, (Venice Biennale: Revolver Press, 2007), 4-6. Also published in an installation titled Living Monuments + Track Changes, in: Lost Highway Exhibition, (Ljubljana: Skuc Gallery, 2007), 10-12.
6: Six artists from the MIT visual arts program, (Cambridge, MIT Centre for Advanced Visual Studies and Space Other Gallery Boston, 2006).
Contributions to Conference Proceedings
‘Vitrinendenken: Vectors between Subject and Object’, in: G. Ulrich Großmann and P. Krutisch (eds), The Challenge of the Object, Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art, (Nuremberg: Germanisches National Museum, 2013)
Small Mirrors to Large Empires: Towards a Theory of Meta-museums in Contemporary Art (2008). Crossing Cultures, Economies of desire: art collecting and dealing across cultures, Proceedings of the 32nd Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art (CIHA), Ed. Jaynie Anderson, (Melbourne, Melbourne University Press), 2009, 1012-1017.
Artist Residencies held
2019 Sharjah Biennale with Nikolaus Gansterer
2018 Australian Embassy Berlin
2017 Austrian Cultural Forum London
2016 Papermoon Theatre and Contemporary Art Jogjakarta, Indonesia
2014 Savvy Contemporary, Berlin
2013 Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, artist in residence
2012 Wysing Arts Center, UK, escalator artist in residence
2012 Riad el Fenn, Marrakech, biennale artist in residence
2011 La Cieba Grafika, Print Workshop, Mexican cultural forum artist in residence