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Marian Abboud and Vicki Van Hout

Kill me now! Kill me now! Kill me now! Conversations: Hong Kong to Sydney

Vicki Van Hout : Kill me now! Kill me now! Kill me now! I’m going to get done for saying… I’m going to get done for saying… I’m going to get done for saying… Kill me now! Marian Abboud : Stop saying that, say something catchy and intellectual, you’re going to get in trouble for saying […]

Michael Dagostino

November 2016 2017

A companion piece to this article is available online as part of un Extended 11.1.

Laura Couttie

Dear Masato, all at once (get a life, the only thing that cuts across the species is death)

Audrey Schmidt

A 20/20 Retrospective

At the heart of the increasingly gentrified East Brunswick sits the artist-run gallery Punk Café, a name that makes a considered link between punk and the Australian middle class — exemplified by ‘café culture’. Like many of its contemporaries employing the language and aesthetic of punk antiestablishmentarianism, such as Info-Punkt (GE), Punk Café features a […]

David Capra and Amelia Winata

Editorial: Murmurs

Within this issue of , there are murmurs of leaving, disappearing from the art world with all its frustrations and fluctuating climate of competitiveness. Alex Cuffe tells us they are not an artist anymore, well ‘at least for now’, while Anastasia Klose draws comparisons between herself and Bridgette Bardot, both of whom retreated from their […]

Gemma Weston

Desert Body Creep

Desert Body Creep Angela Goh Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) 24–28 January 2017 She starts with a series of statuesque poses while a Willow Smith track plays: I left my consciousness in the 6th dimension. I wonder where the mind of a dancer goes as they run their body through a routine for the […]

Erica Englert & Skye Gellmann

Untitled 2017

Photographs

Isabelle Sully

The anonymous donor: on Christopher D’Arcangelo via a curatorial problematic

Following his third arrest, Christopher D’Arcangelo’s father Allan D’Arcangelo, a prominent painter at the time, asked him, ‘Why are you going after the art institutions? You should be going after the banks. They’re the real criminals.’ With this preface in mind, it could be said that the two distinctly separate practices of Christopher D’Arcangelo, and […]

Kate Britton

The Talk

Mish Grigor The Talk Performance Space 2–5 November 2016 My uncle first told my mother he was HIV positive in 1983, the same year I was born. For many in East Sydney in the early 1980s, diagnosis meant death. For my uncle, this did not come as quickly as for many, mercifully; he died of […]

Nat and Allan Randall

I was worried about you and you were worried about me

I can never have a poker face. Anybody looking at me can tell exactly what I’m thinking. — Gena Rowlands In May 2016, I invited 100 men to participate in a short scene derived from a John Cassavetes film, Opening Night, as part of a 24-hour durational performance at Australian Centre for the Moving Image […]

Marian Abboud & Vicki Van Hout

I don’t have anything 2017

Marian Abboud is a Western Sydney-based artist working across disciplines, often collaborating with communities to create narrative driven works that challenges perceptions of identity and complex historical and cultural frameworks. Vicki Van Hout is a Wiradjuri woman born on the south coast of NSW and is an independent choreographer, performance-maker and teacher. I don’t have […]

Keren Ruki

The ozriginal creative native

Andrew Atchison

Standing by Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner 2017

Standing by Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner 2017 Brook Andrew and Trent Walter Corner of Victoria and Franklin Streets, Melbourne Sites of extreme violence have a way of slipping back into unremarkable anonymity with the passing of time. Associated structures are replaced, marks worn away, new surfaces laid over the original and, as witnesses pass away, these […]

Amelia Wallin

Looking at you looking at you: performance and its documents in the internet age

Blackmore and cinematographer Bonnie Elliott’s beautifully constructed visuals detail the exhaustive preparation, posing and filtering of each subject’s photos. Multiple methods of image production are at play here: the subjects take selfies that are interwoven into the production of the documentary shoot, and we are no longer sure of whose image is whose. The footage […]

Michael Dagostino

The Director’s Dance 2017

Michael Dagostino is the Director of Campbelltown Arts Centre and the inaugural Director of Parramatta Artists Studios. In these series of gifs Michael captures his weekly routines, obsessions and ‘the order to the way we walk, talk and cut through space’. Still images related to this piece feature in the print edition of un Magazine […]

Alex Cuffe

Uncanny Self

Daniel Mudie Cunningham

Mental Olympics: in between breaths with Wart

A body lies hiding beneath a thick sheet of black plastic, the kind used by firemen to extinguish fire. Giving way to movement and form, the plastic becomes a percussive skin used to thrash out sound. A release of manic energy. Finding quiet in the rage. ‘I used that a lot to go into that […]

Sam Wallman

Ununiun

Laura Castagnini

Dear Homophobia

Dear Homophobia, It’s difficult to write this letter. I have trouble raising my voice above your incessant shouting, something you often do in unison with your friend, Patriarchy. When I do, I often feel I am not heard. Last Saturday night, you convinced a man to enter a gay nightclub in Orlando and kill as […]

Michelle James

Export quality extended: an exchange with The Office of Culture & Design

I remember walking past the vacant retail space on the corner of Lonsdale and Swanston Streets, quietly charting the course of its transformation. The shop came to be filled, sparingly, with trestle table desks, flat-pack cardboard boxes and rolls of packaging tape. The most salient clue that this store was ready to trade came with […]

Tiarney Miekus

Responding to Mayday

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.

Phuong Ngo

A brief history of Hue 2016

A companion video work by Phuong Ngo, My father the people smuggler 2016, can be viewed online as part of un Extended 10.2.

Zanny Begg

Refuge

Undrawing the Line, The Swamp, 2016 Animation, 27mins Editing and animation by Zanny Begg Hazeen animation by Safdar Ahmed and Can Yalcinkaya Audio mix by Jon Hunter Music by Stef Conner and the Lyre Ensemble, Hazeen and Kate Carr Drawing contributions from Undrawing the Line and Bossley Park High Students Bashir Ahmed, Parastoo Bahrami, Neda […]

Nick Modrzewski

A crowd of soccer players, a group of lawyers, a band of Malay Muslims

I recently applied for a job as a lawyer and met a new friend, The Ghost of Félix Guattari, The Famous French Philosopher and Psychotherapist Who’s Been Dead for Fourteen Years and is Currently Stuck in a Psychotherapeutic Purgatory. His apparition appeared to me as I attempted to fill out an Application for Employment Form, […]