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Elena Gomez and Rosie Isaac

In Conversation with Fiona Foley

un Magazine: Could you tell us a bit about your country? Fiona Foley: I was born on my Country, which is Maryborough. We have two tracks of land. We have six islands and one of those islands is Fraser Island, also known as K’gari — it’s the largest sand island in the world. On the […]

Laura Brown

Building an Army of Love: In Conversation with Ingo Niermann

Under a white London sky in October 2019, I entered the deep red interior of Alexa Karolinski and Ingo Niermann’s exhibition Army of Love at Auto Italia South East. Two wall- wide films were playing in conjoined spaces. The first, Army of Love (2016), is a kind of documentary-campaign for the larger Army of Love, […]

Anador Walsh

I Will Never Run Out of Lies Nor Love

Nanette Orly and Sebastian Henry-Jones are two Sydney based curators who are doing things differently. Their curatorial practices are collaborative and artist-led, and for them inclusion and diversity are not simply boxes ticked but entrenched ways of working. Theirs is a subtle and destabilising activism that models a better, more dialogical way of curating across […]

Sophie Rose

Interview with Utility (Part II)

This is the second of a two-part conversation series between Sophie Rose and Utility, an ongoing collaboration between sound artists Austin Buckett and Thomas Smith. You can read the first part here. Describing the project as a shared fascination with the ‘existing constellation of fake and real sounds’, Smith and Buckett draw from the seemingly-infinite […]

Sophie Rose

Interview with Utility (Part I)

In the first of a two-part series, Sophie Rose chats with Utility, an ongoing collaboration between sound artists Austin Buckett and Thomas Smith. Describing the project as a shared fascination with the ‘existing constellation of fake and real sounds’, Smith and Buckett draw from the seemingly-infinite library of presets in electronic music production. Situated somewhere […]

Beth Caird

Other Side of The Ribbon All Tied Up In Knots: Conversations With Matthew van Roden

APOCRYPHILIA was at The Northern Centre For Contemporary Art, Darwin, until 30 March 2019. This interview took place on Larrakia Country. We acknowledge the Larrakia People as the Traditional Owners of the Darwin region and pay our respects to Larrakia Elders past, present and becoming. Beth Caird: Could you tell me about your upbringing in […]

Madeleine Stack

The amateur-amante as a future tool: An interview with Critical Días (Rebecca Close & Anyely Marin Cisneros)

Critical Dias : How do we start? Maybe we can talk about the last two years, in all of our lives! In the book Reinscriptions (2017) that we’ve just published, there are two main texts that we’ve been writing over the past two years, when concerns about machine learning and algorithmic tech and data have […]

Studio

Isadora Vaughan // Rift and Rupture

Isadora Vaughan is a Melbourne based artist working in sculpture. Her practice unpacks and experiments with material as geological, temporal, associative and emotional. Her works manifest out of a chaotic exploratory process into basic states of matter and a desire to personalise, dislocate, and disrupt traditional material hierarchies. In ‘Rift and Rupture’ Isadora discusses the […]

Beth Sometimes and Lorrayne Gorey

Angkentye arle akngerrele

Lowlee : Can we just talk like now and you can record or … ? Beth : Yeah, yeah, yeah, OK I’m recording now Lowlee : Ye, kele. Beth : Ye, ka … Lowlee : Werte! Beth : (laughs) Werte! Ayenge Arrernte akweke ware akaltye-irre … ke, no — how do I say it in […]

Fran Edmonds, Jessica Bennett and Lily Graham

‘Places’ of belonging: Korin Gamadji Institute, the Sovereignty exhibition and contemporary Aboriginal youth culture

In southeast Australia the Aboriginal population is young; more than fifty percent are under twenty-five-years old. Yet, Aboriginal young people in Victoria remain a minority within the broader community. Many have limited opportunities to engage in programs reflecting their everyday experiences or to identify with others from similar backgrounds. The following is a conversation between […]

Alana Hunt

A conversation between Amina McConvell and Alana Hunt

Amina McConvell is an artist, curator, and community arts worker who lives in Darwin and often enables cross-cultural exchanges between artists in the Northern Territory and South East Asia in her role as the creative producer of Asia in Darwin. Amina also works at Darwin Community Arts as the creative producer of Arts Access Darwin […]

Beth Sometimes, Hannah Ekin, Jorgen Doyle

Apmere angkentye-kenhe – in conversation (part II)

The following is a series of transcribed and edited conversations between producers of ‘Facts on the Ground: a situated reading group’ Hannah Ekin & Jorgen Doyle and Apmere angkentye-kenhe project artist Beth Sometimes. Introduction Apmere angkentye-kenhe – which translates to ‘a place for language’ – is an artist-led social project made in collaboration with Arrernte […]

Pauline Rotsaert

In Conversation with Félicia Atkinson

Félicia Atkinson is a visual artist, an experimental musician and the co-publisher of the independent imprint Shelter Press and curatorial platform Argument with Bartolomé Sanson. Her works explores improvisation, fiction, instant composition, noise, abstraction and poetry. Born 1981 in Paris, Félicia graduated with Honors from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Her paintings, drawings, […]

Eva Birch

An interview with Katherine Botten

I met Katherine in 2014 on Facebook and looked up all her work online. Later, I was over at my friend’s house where Katherine was recording Human Pesticide, a noise project with Brennan Olver. She was shouting in an American accent ‘Fuck the world. Set it on fire. Fuck the state and the system. Symphony […]

Tiarney Miekus

ART and art (where the first is Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the second follows from the first)

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 — […]

Anusha Kenny

Interview with Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan

The fact is that MUMA exists as an institution, and they do put on shows. So the question is, what should be in the shows that they put on? I don’t think everyone should just stop making art and get into activism. But by the same token, no one should feel that enough has been […]

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 […]

Laura Castagnini and Rose Gibbs

Restaging the collective: a conversational review of Sharon Hayes’ In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You and Alex Martinis Roe’s Our Future Network

Laura Castagnini : I met Rose Gibbs in December 2015 when I attended a two-day workshop at the Showroom in London entitled, fittingly, Our Future Network. Led by the artist Alex Martinis Roe, our small group of participants experimented with feminist collective strategies by undertaking a series of exercises developed from research into the Milan […]

Anusha Kenny

Interview with Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan, 2016 (full transcript)

Michelle James

Export quality extended: an exchange with The Office of Culture & Design (full transcript)

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 […]

Alana Hunt

Interview with Glenn Iseger-Pilkington

Alana Hunt : You’ve worked extensively with Aboriginal art at major institutions in Australia, including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the National Gallery of Australia and, presently, in the New Museum Project at the Western Australian Museum. During this time you have maintained an ongoing focus on Indigenous objects in your work as a […]

Sophia Dacy-Cole

A world before the chunking happens

Sophia Dacy-Cole interviews artist and theorist Erin Manning on her keynote ‘For a Pragmatics of the Useless’ at the Transversal Matters conference, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, September 2015. SDC : un 10.1 focuses on Russian theorist Boris Aratov’s concept of the co-worker: the idea that objects are not merely inert, but have some […]

Jonathan P. Watts with Adam Linder

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Sarah Rodigari

Fashioning radical politics

The conversation that follows is woven together from a series of emails and Skypes between Ariel Goldberg and myself. Goldberg’s first book of poetry The Photographer was recently published by Roof Books, New York. They are also curate Friday Nights at the Poetry Project in New York City. Our discussion centres on the forthcoming publication […]