Kalinda Vary’s practice explores ideas of emotionality, vulnerability and power, humour and humiliation, constraints of language and the problems with representations of identity. Her recent work concentrates on queer concerns of the body, performance within social structures and imposed cultural identities.
In 'Paralleling Emotions' Kalinda discusses using humour as a tool, her experience of art school, the negotiation between the performer and the audience and ideas around consent.
List of performances in order of appearance:
- KTV Kareoke Presents:Total Eclipse of the Heart, 2016. Footage courtesy of Christo Crocker.
- HeART performing 'I'm Not in Love' at Remedy, VCA 2013
- 'Victory Speech 2013', 2014
- 'Take it back' 2017
- practising c.2016
STUDIO is an artist interview series, speaking with artists about their process and practice. This series aims to be reflective and responsive to current conversations within contemporary art and more broadly. With a focus on Australian artists STUDIO makes accessible conversations that happen in the studio; creating an archive that links generations, highlights crossovers and examines different disciplines.
STUDIO is created by Tamsen Hopkinson (Ngati Kahungunu), an artist from Aotearoa based in Narrm, Melbourne. Her practice is based in painting and explores the transitory space created by the co-existence of both Indigenous and European identities. Tamsen's work investigates matriarchal methodologies, Indigenous protocol and the effect of colonisation.
Tamsen completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Painting, Art History and Philosophy from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland and The University of Melbourne in 2009. Tamsen has worked across various art galleries including West Space, is a current board member of artist-run space TCB art Inc. and a member of un Magazine's Editorial Advisory Committee. She currently works as a Teaching Associate at Monash University Art Design & Architecture (MADA).