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FOR THE EXHAUSTED ONES
ESSAY
Essay commissioned for  Renae Shadler’s Moving Across Thresholds project. Scores and propositions for moving between Hypnos and Eros, between desire and fatigue.
DESIRE; FATIGUE; ECOLOGIES; MOVEMENT;  THRESHOLDS
UNDER MY GAZE
DRAMATURGY
Working with choreographer Renae Shadler and collaborators in the development of ‘Under my Gaze’: a contemporary sun ritual performed by three humans and the Aerocene aerosolar sculpture, in a performance that embeds more-than-human propositions for moving-with solar energy. 28-31 July, Villa Elisabeth Berlin. 
SUN WORSHIP; THRESHOLDS

LOST ROCKS AT MISS READ
BOOK FAIR
At the MISS READ Book Fair (April 29 – May 01) at HKW Berlin with Catherine Evans and Kate Donovan to spruik the LOST ROCKS geofiction series by A Published Event – the publishing project of Justy Phillips and Margaret Woodward.
FICTIONING; ARTIST BOOKS; MARBLE

SUNSET RADIO (REDUX)
ARTWORK/ PERFORMANCE
Together with Kate Donovan, a sunset radio event at 8:30 pm on Saturday 29th April for REVEIL 2022 over the Dawn Chorus Day Weekend.
PRAXIS; THRESHOLDS; SUN WORSHIP; RADIO
ALIENS ARE TEMPORARY
ARTWORK/ EXHIBITION
Participation in the group exhibition, ‘Aliens are Temporary’ at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien Berlin, curated by Sonia Fernández Pan, Sylvia Sadzinski, Anaïs Senli. Opens April 8th 2022. 
PRAXIS; MYTHOPOESIS; MATERIALITY

SUNSET RADIO
ARTWORK/ PERFORMANCE
Together with Kate Donovan, a sunset radio event at 6pm on Saturday 26th March in Körnerpark for the exhibition SILENT SPRING, transmitting through the ‘grey line’.
PRAXIS; THRESHOLDS: SUN WORSHIP; RADIO

Arachnomadology: A Zoētic Framework for Queering Stories of Spider Sex, Life, and Death
RESEARCH PAPER
Published in Australian Feminist Studies journal: a tour through the spider’s sexed practices of living and dying, and the propositions for rethinking spiderly lives therein.
FEMINIST POSTHUMANITIES; NONHUMAN;  SPIDERS; BIOPHILOSOPHY; THRESHOLDS OF DIFFERENCE; ANIMAL STUDIES
Mythopoesis, speculation, vibration divination: artistic methods for human/spider communication 
CONFERENCE PAPER
On Thursday 18 March 2022, presenting a paper on spiders, mythopoesis and interspecies communication at the Workshop and Conference: Humans, Ticks and Insects in Multispecies Networks at the University of Turku.
NONHUMAN; MYTHOPOESIS; INTERSPECIES COMMUNICATION; SPIDERS
Moving across thresholds
LAB/ WORKSHOP
On Thursday 10 March 2022, leading a workshop on fatigue as a creative proposition for Renae Shadler’s Moving Across Thresholds project.
FATIGUE; THRESHOLDS; PROPOSITIONS
WORLDING 
PODCAST/ CONVERSATION
On Wednesday 23 February 2022, a conversation with Renae Shadler on fatigue, nonhuman desire and thresholding techniques, for her WORLDING podcast.
FATIGUE; EROS AND HYPNOS; TECHNIQUES OF RELATION; THRESHOLDS; MORE-THAN-HUMAN SENSING
 
Lost rocks radio
READING AND COLLECTED SOUND
On Tuesday 30 November 2021, discussing my work of geofiction, Marble (2017) with Catherine Evans—author of the book, Copper, in the same series, Lost Rocks—and Kate Donovan, on Archipel Radio (88.4 fm, Berlin), at Zabriskie Books.
NONHUMAN; FICTIONING; MARBLE; RADIO; SOUND
   
KHB Buchmesse
BOOK FAIR
My work of geofiction, Marble (2017), in the KHB book fair, Berlin.
FICTIONING; MARBLE
Spider walk
WALKING TOUR
With entomologist Roland Mühlethaler and as part of Tomás Saraceno’s Arachnophilia community, leading a tour of spider/web ecologies of the ICC Berlin for the Berliner Festspiele event, ‘The Sun Machine is Coming Down’, October 2021.
NONHUMAN; WALKING; MYTHOPOESIS; SPIDERS
Spider phenomenology: a speculative journey through the world of Pholcus gropiusbau
TEXT
Invited chapter in the book, ‘Down to Earth’ (in German), published by Berliner Festspiele/Spector Books, September 2021.
NONHUMAN; MYTHOPOESIS; FICTIONING; SPIDERS
A field journal of Eros and Hypnos
ARTWORK (WIP)
Lyric essay (fieldnotes) and field recordings from residency on the Finnish island of Örö, July 2021.
QUEER ECOLOGIES; DEATH; NONHUMAN; MYTHOPOESIS; FIELD RECORDINGS, HYDROPHONE; KELP FORESTS
More-than-human sensing as relational praxis: propositions for sensing-with, sensing-otherwise
CONFERENCE PAPER Invited presentation for the panel, ‘More than human sensing’ at University Potsdam, June 2021.
MORE THAN HUMAN SENSING; NONHUMAN; TECHNIQUES OF RELATION
Howard Springs, early morning
SOUND ARTWORK
Field recordings created at Howard Springs quarantine facility, NT Australia. Listenonline via the NTS Field Recordings infinite mixtape at nts.live.
MORE THAN HUMAN SENSING;  NONHUMAN; SOUND
Material lives of time: Possible vehicles for time travel
SOUND ARTWORK
Sonic essay for the Temporal Belongings conference, ‘The Material Life of Time’, March 2021..
TEMPORALITIES, FICTIONING; NONHUMAN; SOUND
   
TEXT
Essay prepared for the Arachnophilia community on the occasion of Tomás Saraceno’s event and artwork, ‘How to hear the universe in a spider’s web?’, December 2020.
MORE THAN HUMAN; VIBRATIONAL ONTOLOGIES; COSMOS; RELATIONAL TECHNIQUES; SPIDERS
   
An ache, a knot, a thread
TEXT
Invited essay for Bernd Herzogenrath’s (C)Ovid’s metamorphosis project, 2020.
NONHUMAN; MYTHOPOESIS; SPIDERS
Symbiotic Skins, Metabolic Schema
TEXT Essay prepared for Michael Marder and Anais Tondeur’s ‘The Skin of Things’ project on behalf of Arachnophilia/Studio Saraceno, July 2020.
NONHUMAN; SPIDERS; SYMBIOPOESIS
Datscha Radio: Possible vehicles for time travel
ARTWORK
Invited live reading for the Datscha Radio Festival, ‘Listening to the Universe’, curated by Kate Donovan, Gabi Schaffer Berlin, July 2020.
NONHUMAN; MYTHOPOESIS; FICTIONING; TEMPORALITIES; SOUND
   
Queering the wound: zoetic figurations of nonhuman life as tools for rethinking death.
CONFERENCE PAPER
Conference paper delivered at the SLSAeu 2020: Anthropocene(s): Reworking the wound, Museum Śląskie, Poland.
NONHUMAN; FICTIONING; QUEER DEATH; SPIDERS
   
Arachnomadology: Queer cartographies of arachnid death, sex, life
CONFERENCE PAPER
Conference paper delivered at the inaugural Queer Death Studies conference, ‘Death Matters, Queer(ing) Mourning, Attuning to Transitionings’, Karlstad, Sweden, November 2019.
NONHUMAN; FICTIONING; QUEER DEATH; SPIDERS
Upon a leaf
SOUND ARTWORK
Collaborative artwork with Lucy Powell (Holobiosonics) - sonic essay, September 2019.
MORE THAN HUMAN SENSING; NONHUMAN; SOUND; TECHNIQUES OF RELATION; VEGETAL THINKING
   
Publication: In the community of clones
TEXT
Publication exploring plant sex, clones,  and vegetal relations with Lucy Powell for Holobiosonics.
MORE THAN HUMAN SENSING; NONHUMAN; SOUND; TECHNIQUES OF RELATION; VEGETAL THINKING
Salon and Installation: In the community of clones
PERFORMANCE LECTURE AND INSTALLATION
Collaborative artwork with Lucy Powell (Holobiosonics) exploring the sexual lives and multispecies entanglements of night-flowering cacti for the ‘Interiors to Being’ festival, Berlin, August 2019.
MORE THAN HUMAN SENSING; NONHUMAN; SOUND; TECHNIQUES OF RELATION; VEGETAL THINKING
TEXT
Conference paper delivered at the Animal Remains conference at Sheffield University, April 2019.
NONHUMAN; FICTIONING; QUEER DEATH; EXTINCTION STORIES; SPIDERS
TEXT
Invited, co-authored chapter in the book, ‘Biotremology: Studying Vibrational Behavior’, edited by Peggy Hill et al. Springer series: Animal Signals and Communication, 2019.
NONHUMAN; VIBRATION; SOUND; INTERSPECIES COMMUNICATION; SPIDERS
THESIS
Final thesis for a practice-based Ph.D. through the National Institute for Experimental Arts, UNSW Sydney, March 2018
NONHUMAN; WALKING; MYTHOPOESIS; SPIDERS
   
SOLO EXHIBITION
Final exhibition for my doctoral thesis, an experimentation with matter as movement. Exhibited at COFAspace gallery, UNSW Sydney, May 2018.
THRESHOLDS OF RELATION; MORE-THAN-HUMAN; PROCESSUAL ART PRAXIS; MATTER AS MOVEMENT
Possible vehicles for time travel
BOOK
Artist book documenting experiments in time dilation and explorations of multispecies temporality. Printed on risograph press at wemakeit, Berlin, January 2018.
THRESHOLDS OF RELATION; MORE-THAN-HUMAN; ART PRAXIS; TEMPORALITIES
The bees will tell us
ARTWORK (VIDEO)
Filmed in Paris during a residency at the Cite des Arts, with additional archival and found footage, 2018.
MORE-THAN-HUMAN; MYTHOPOESIS; ART PRAXIS; FICTIONING; EXTINCTION
MARBLE
BOOK
A geofictive novella commissioned by Justy Phillips and Margaret Woodward (a pulbished event) for their Lost Rocks series, 2017.
MYTHOPOESIS; FICTIONING; MORE-THAN-HUMAN; MATERIALITIES; GEOFICTION
READING AND DISCUSSION
A reading from the book Marble (2017), Hobart: A Published Event and discussion with Catherine Evans for Kate Donovan’s radio show, Elements, on Colaboradio Berlin.
MYTHOPOESIS; FICTIONING; MORE-THAN-HUMAN; MATERIALITIES; GEOFICTION
   
Festival of Future Nows II
ARTWORK/ EXHIBITION
Exhibition of three installation pieces for Olafur Eliasson’s Festival of Future Nows, exhibited at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2017.
THRESHOLDS OF RELATION; MORE-THAN-HUMAN; RESONANCE; ART PRAXIS; MATTER AS MOVEMENT
The seekers


ARTWORK/ EXHIBITION
Invited artist in group show, The Seekers, at tete berlin, 2017.
THRESHOLDS OF RELATION; MORE-THAN-HUMAN; RESONANCE; ART PRAXIS; MATTER AS MOVEMENT
AFFECT: The Institute for Endotic Research
ARTWORK/ EXHIBITION
Group exhibition for the AFFECT residency curated by Lorenzo Sandoval and the Institute for Endotic Research. Exhibitions at Affect and at Broken Dimanche Press, 2016.
THRESHOLDS OF RELATION; DRAWING MACHINE; RESONANCE; ART PRAXIS; MATTER AS MOVEMENT
   
es gibt keinen neuschnee
ARTWORK/ EXHIBITION
Group exhibition at Hilbertraum, Berlin, August 2015.
THRESHOLDS OF RELATION; GEOFICTION; ART PRAXIS; MATTER AS MOVEMENT
open studio: paris, cite des arts

ARTWORK/ EXHIBITION
Open studio during my residency at the Cite des Arts, Paris.
THRESHOLDS OF RELATION; GEOFICTION; ART PRAXIS; MATTER AS MOVEMENT; SUN DRAWING MACHINE
Untitled sound works (1968 - 2014), festival of future nows at the neue nationalgalerie berlin
ARTWORK/ EXHIBITION
Three site-specific sound installations in collaboration with Clara Jo, including a resonant exploration of the gallery's sculpture garden, a reading of the installation’s energetic intensities by artist/psychic Liz Rosenfeld, and field recordings at the site in northern Germany from which Chipperfield’s trees were removed. 2014.
MATERIALITY OF SOUND; ART PRAXIS; ATTUNEMENT; FIELD RECORDINGS
   
Anthropocene campus berlin 
PRAXIS
Participant in the inaugural anthropocene campus at the HKW Berlin in 2014, including production of field recordings in Northern Germany and at the Dong Xuan centre, and three working paper for the curriculum.
FIELD RECORDING; ECOLOGIES OF PRAXIS; TEMPORALITIES; TRANSDISCIPLINARITIES
Immediations, Sydney
PRAXIS
Participant in the Sydney immediations event with UNSW Sydney and Senselab participants, including Erin Manning and Brian Massumi. Fluid drawing event coordinated with Rochelle Haley.
ECOLOGIES OF PRAXIS; DRAWING MACHINES; PROCESSUAL ART PRAXIS
   
SafARI 
ARTWORK
Participant in the 2014 SafARI festival for emerging artists. Site-specific collaborative works with Spence Messih, including choral performance (a sereneade to the sun), publication (eventually the sun will consume the earth), and two sculptural installations (the sun is not a circle; everything wants to fall).
PRAXIS; SOLAR RELATIONS; MATERIALITY
Eventually the Sun will Consume the Earth
ARTIST BOOK
Artist book published as part of the 2014 SafARI festival for emerging artists, with Spence Messih.
PRAXIS; SOLAR RELATIONS; MATERIALITY
SARAI Delhi
ARTWORK
Participant in the 2013 Sarai Reader festival in Delhi/Gurgaon, India, curated by RAQS Media Collective. Construction of a time machine sculpture, zine and video work related to the project, ‘Possible vehicles for time travel’. With Elliot Hughes.
PRAXIS; TEMPORALITIES; MORE-THAN-HUMAN; DURATION; FICTIONING
Precarious telling,
Senselab Montreal
EVENT
Precarious storytelling event with Justy Phillips and Ulla Juel Petersen during our research residency at the Senselab Montreal, 2013.
PRAXIS; FICTIONING; MYTHOPOESIS
Sun Drawing Machine
ARTWORK
Speculative sun drawing machine, with radiant heat and beaswax. Process work at the Institut für Räumexperimente, Berlin, 2011.
PRAXIS; MATTER AS MOVEMENT; FICTIONING; DRAWING MACHINES; SUN WORSHIP
The weather has been beautiful (the Sun is always shining)
ARTWORK
Installation for IFREX/ Olafur Eliasson’s ‘Mapping Everything’ project in Berlin Tiergarten, 2011. A sculpture for a perpetual sunlight perspective.
PRAXIS; SUN WORSHIP; PERCEPTION
As brave as you
EXHIBITION
Oceanograph III exhibited in the group exhibition As Brave as You, Kudos Gallery, Sydney, 2011.
PRAXIS; MATTER AS MOVEMENT; WAVE METHODOLOGY; FICTIONING; DRAWING  MACHINES
Oceanographs I - III
ARTWORK
Speculative ocean drawing machines (Oceanographs I, II and III) which translate tidal movements, the swell and slip of currents into diagrams of fluid possibility. Exhibited in ‘As brave as you’, Kudos, Sydney.
PRAXIS; MATTER AS MOVEMENT; WAVE METHODOLOGY; FICTIONING; DRAWING  MACHINES
   
Postograph
ARTWORK
Speculative postal drawing machine. Winner of the Marrickville Art Prize (2009), exhibited in Beijing (2010).
PRAXIS; MATTER AS MOVEMENT; FICTIONING; DRAWING MACHINES