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Dr Courtney Pedersen

Dr Courtney Pedersen is the Head of Visual Arts at QUT and a Senior Lecturer in Art History | Theory. She has also been a practicing artist for over 20 years, with her primary training in photography. Courtney is currently a co-director of the feminist artist collective LEVEL.

Dr Laini Burton

Dr Laini Burton is a Lecturer at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University where she convenes Studio Art and Honours within the Bachelor of Digital Media. Her research centres on body politics, bio-art and design, fashion theory, performance and body|spatial relations.

Michelle Xen

Listen, listen, make, make, listen, make and continue. Michelle Xen is a vocalist, producer and visual artist. She is a maker of video and sound installations, collector of words, chaser of songs and seamstress of strange shapes, sequins and other experiments with colour.

The Finest Art Seminar Series Tonight (FASST 2016)

PanOptic Press | Little Tokyo Two | SoFA, Sunday, 20 March 2016 from 12:00 midday to 3:30 PM (AEST), LT2 Substation, Petrie Tce Brisbane, QLD.

‘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’.

Dr Courtney Pedersen is the Head of Visual Arts at QUT and a Senior Lecturer in Art History | Theory. Her research interests include the position of women in art, feminist methods in creative practice-led research, and visual arts pedagogy. She has also been a practicing artist for over 20 years, with her primary training in photography at Prahran College and the VCA. Courtney is currently a co-director of the feminist artist collective LEVEL, and serves on the boards of Eyeline Publishing and Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space in Brisbane Australia.