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Rosie Isaac // Slurry Mass


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Rosie Isaac is an artist and a writer. She makes performances, texts and sculptures and is particularly interested in authority, morality, language and myth. Recently her works have been made in and about a church, a library, a courtroom and a hotel.

In 'Slurry Mass' Rosie discusses ideas around public and private spaces in relation to reading and writing, security and authority and her recent performance 'Intestine in my eye'. Rosie also talks about her interest in text and performance, the relationship between the body and voice, and the pace of her practice.

List of artworks in order of appearance:

  1. 'Intestine in my eye' 2018 - performance at Quest on William as part of Next Wave Festival, video documentation by Jamie Wright and photographs by Sarah Walker.
  2. 'Intestine in my eye' text design and typography by Ella Egidy.
  3. 'There will be a lot of repetition here' 2017 - performance at the Good Shepherd Chapel in Abbotsford Convent as part of Polyphonic Social curated by Liquid Architecture, video documentation by Jason Heller.
  4. 'Here repetition of lot a be will there' 2017 - performance at West Space as part of Rosie's show 'AGILE LIE', photo documentation by Lauren Dunn.

Produced by Tamsen Hopkinson.
Filmed by Jordan Halsall.
Edited by Tamsen Hopkinson and Jordan Halsall.
Published by un Projects.

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).*