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KATE BRITTON Is a writer and arts across performance, live and visual art, she AMY SPIERS is a Melbourne-based

PIERS is a Melbourne-based artist and Performance has a long and rich history We must experiment with
administrator based in Sydney. She is currently has presented performance works across writer who is interested in participatory and within the visual arts, from early 20th ways beyond objects.
Education and Public Programs Coordinator Australia and Europe, curated exhibitions at public art. As an arts writer, Amy has written century movements like Futurism, Dada, HANS ULRICH OBRIST
for Kaldor Public Art Project 27: 13 Rooms, Firstdraft and Tin Sheds Gallery and written for LALA blog, Next Wave, un magazine, and Bauhaus, to the Happenings, 'actions'
and Co-Founder and Co-Director of Albert critical texts for Runway and a-n UK. Artlink and Gertrude Contemporary. In 2011, and Fluxus movement of the 1960s and 70s. Performance art is a
Tucker Slow Coffee, a pop-up cafe project that Amy completed a Master of Fine Art at the We are currently witnessing an living form of art and
explores slowed time, slowed consumption, CARRIE MILLER is an independent writer VCA where she explored the possibilities extraordinary resurgence in the popularity should be re-performed
and a slower economy. She has written for and researcher. She currently writes a and pitfalls of inviting viewer participation. of performance art. The medium has moved MARINA ABRAMOVI
various media outlets, including Alternative weekly column for The Spectator Australia from the margins to the centre of contemporary
Media, The Brag, FBi 94.5, and Das Platforms. and is a regular contributor to Australian visual art discourse. Recent years have seen SuperKaleidoscope
In addition to art criticism and programming, Art Collector and contributing editor to DANIELLE ROBSON AND NINA performance art being embraced with (Sarah Mosca and Kim Fasher)
Kate is completing a PhD at the National The Art Life. You can read her work at STROMQVIST were co-curators of SafARI unprecedented confidence and major
Institute for Experimental Art, COFA , exploring 2012. Danielle is a producer and curator of institutions have reflected this by presenting
the use of community-based visual arts in contemporary art, craft and design. She shows of mass appeal such as Marina
public health and development in Papua New REBECCA ODWYER is an art writer and co-curated SafARI 2010 and 2012, and Abramovi's The Artist is Present exhibited
Guinea. She also sits on the Postgraduate PhD researcher based in Dublin, working on currently works at Object: Australian Design at MOMA, Tino Sehgal's This Progress at the
Research Council of UNSW as a Councillor. ideas of transcendence and the crossover of Centre. Nina is a curator, artist and writer. Guggenheim Museum, the Tate Modern's
contemporary philosophy and art practice. She has worked as assistant curator of new Tanks programming, and locally with
A/PROF MARYROSE CASEY is Director of Recent writing and projects can be found at Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of New the next installment of 13 Rooms curated by
the Performance Research Unit in the Centre South and is currently a curator and writer Hans Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biesenbach.
for Theatre and Performance at Monash for Freeman Ryan Design. There is a largely undocumented history
University. Her major publications include BREE RICHARDS is a curator and writer, with of Australian performance art, though in the
Creating Frames; Contemporary Indigenous a particular interest in interdisciplinary projects SUPERKALEIDOSCOPE is a collective last decades it has never been absent from
Theatre (UQP 2004), Transnational Whiteness spanning performance and the visual arts. founded by Australian visual artists and our artist-run-spaces, theatres, carparks
Matters (Rowan Littlefield 2008) co-edited Currently Assistant Curator, Contemporary curators Kim Fasher & Sarah Mosca. and galleries. Local organisations such as
with Aileen Moreton-Robinson and Fiona Nicoll Australian Art, at the Queensland Art Gallery Collaborating since 2010 they have curated Performance Space and Artspace have
and Telling Stories Aboriginal and Torres Strait Gallery of Modern Art, she has worked on a projects in Berlin, Sydney and Melbourne. been challenging conventional notions of
Islander Performance (AS P 2012). She is range of exhibitions projects, most recently performance making for the last thirty years.
currently an Australian Research Council APT 7 and Contemporary Australia: Women, ROBYN STUART, NICK GARNER AND The contributors to this issue of Das
Future Fellow working on a comparative study for which she developed Embodied Acts, a BRONWYN BAILEY-CHARTERIS are Superpaper met for a discussion about
examining crosscultural performances in program of performative works commissioned co-directors of Das Platforms (along with performance art at SuperKaleidoscope's
Australia and USA in the nineteenth century. specially for the show. As a writer, Bree has Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris). They are currently studio on the 21st December 2012. We talked
She is also a Buffalo Bill Historical Centre contributed texts to exhibition catalogues, researching a project on fictitious artists. about the character and consequences of
Fellow 2012-13. magazines and artists projects and is a 2013 new performance formats used by artists,
writing live fellow with Performa Magazine, CRAIG SCHUFTAN is a writer and radio curators, and institutions. It became the
SEBASTIAN GOLDSPINK is a Sydney-based New York. producer from Sydney, Australia, currently blueprint for this issue.
curator and gallerist. In 2011 he opened ALAS KA living in Berlin. He is the author of three books Live gestures are one of the most direct
Projects in Sydney's Kings Cross. He works in DIANA SMITH is a Sydney-based artist on music and popular culture: The Culture expressions you can make in art. We view
multiple roles including producing Art Month working across the mediums of video, Club (2007), Hey! Nietzsche! Leave Them this in reference to time, history, fiction,
Sydney and lecturing at COFA as well as performance and installation. She is a Kids Alone! (2009) and Entertain Us! (2012), participation and collaboration. We also
independent curatorial and advisory positions. founding member of the artistic collaboration a history of alternative rock in the nineties. As a reflect on the recent trend of re-performance
Brown Council and is a current PhD candidate producer, Craig worked for over ten years at and re-enactment that questions the nature
AMELIA GROOM is writing her PhD dissertation at the College of Fine Arts, University of Australias national youth broadcaster, Triple J, of performance art, and how best to preserve
in Art History at the University of Sydney, and New South Wales. and where he presented the popular podcast series it whilst maintaining the potency of the initial
is currently editing an anthology on time for The Culture Club, and produced many other physical encounter.
Whitechapel Gallerys Documents of programs, including The J-Files, Today Today, Over the following pages we invite you to
Contemporary Art series (co-published by TIM SPENCER is is a writer and actor who The Race Race, House Party, Acc eptable in consider why performance art is being adopted
The MIT Press in mid-2013). lives in Newtown, Sydney. He is young and the 80s and Into The 90s. In 2010 he won an with such frequency by new generations of
his life is not over yet. You can see what he ARIA award for his work on the music artists, and why at this moment, audiences
GEORGIE MEAGHER is an artist, curator, looks like at and read documentary satire, The Blow Parade are demanding participation and such an
writer and organiser based in Sydney. Working what he says @timothy_spencer. undeviating engagement with their art?

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