The database is currently in its final stages of redesign. We intend to re-launch in early 2018. In the interim feel free to navigate to our featured artist talks and or lectures sourced from our FASST series of events as seen below or alternately navigate to our media index.
Dr Courtney Pedersen: FASST 2016
“While we often think of body modification and a ‘posthuman’ condition as being contemporary phenomena, we can look to the avant-garde art and design of the early twentieth century as predictors of many of our current concerns. In both art and fashion, there was a keen interest in redesigning the body itself as a response to technological and social change. In this talk, Dr Courtney Pedersen invites us to consider the provocations that these practitioners raised and how many of their concerns are still relevant for us today.“
Chris Worfold: "A View of the Woods"
White Canvas Gallery October 2015. “An embracing of the known and unknown, this exhibition doesn’t inhabit a pre-ordained theoretical trajectory. I’m not making these paintings to establish a postmodern or indeed a meta-modern position as a marker of where we are placed within a linear understanding of history or my leanings as a socio-political individual. You could say that all of this is inherent in the medium of painting and through direct association, in my privilege as being a painter.
Carolyn Craig: “Gambit Lines”
“Living in the subject body means living within certain parameters. Our body-minds are restricted by learned behaviour, both intentional and unintentional, due to the influence of cultural normativity. Through the white noise of culture’s codifications, we forget that we exist in a naturally fluid space with potential to be explored.” Marisa Georgiou: Bosz Gallery July 2016.
Zoe Porter: "Under Arena"
Opening the D.I.B Symposium in 2015 and auspiced by Griffith University, Queensland College of Art through the assistance of The National Trust and Brisbane City Council, “Under Arena” was an initiative of the Griffith Centre For Creative Arts Research and was representative of the interdisciplinary dialects involved in the creation of a lexicon of performative art practise.