Recently, I was on the phone describing Heidi Holmes’s installation at West Space in September 2016. ‘It’s this incredibly great work’, I said. ‘Normally there are big windows along one half of West Space gallery, but Heidi has built a room that covers these windows, with only a small square of light peeking out — […]
Tiarney Miekus is a writer, broadcaster and musician who holds First Class Honours in English Literature from the University of Melbourne. Responding to Mayday is an audio piece which sonically expands on Tiarney’s discussion of the event Polyphonic Social, held at Abbotsford Convent earlier this, which appears in the print edition of un Magazine 10.2.
To throw around polyphony with an unstructured multiplicity and plurality is now a commonplace. Ideas of fluctuating disunity and rhizomatic structures clumsily circulate around the contemporary dialogue, resembling what some now terrifyingly call a ‘classic’ postmodernism. Yet there is more to say about polyphony than this now-normalised discourse, and Polyphonic Social stresses this shifting rhetoric. […]