I am an arts worker and early-career art theorist with a transdisciplinary practice in writing and performance. My current Honours research is situated at an intersection of Camp theory, critical understandings of coloniality, and the emerging field of settler affect studies. My ambition is to contribute to theoretical discourse around social histories and visual cultures. An ongoing concern negotiates with the development of a novel concept - The Judy - which synthesises Butlerian notions of performativity with tangential understandings of popular media culture.
REVIEW OF SARAH RODIGARI’S 2020 SOLO EXHIBITION ‘FUME’, CURATED BY MITCH CAIRNS. Published on Running Dog.
The provided example of my writing practice is a review of Sarah Rodigari's 2020 solo exhibition 'Fumé', curated by Mitch Cairns at ANKLES gallery in Alexandria. The piece was commissioned by, and published in, Sydney arts journal Running Dog in November 2020. In this writing, I tried to capture the affect of Rodigari and Cairns' small, meditative exhibition.
I consider my review of 'Fumé' a good example of the state of my writing practice one year ago. Since the time of its publication, I feel my writing has evolved, both in its clarity and the nature of its concerns. I would welcome the opportunity to further develop my practice and hone my craft through the Kudos Emerging Writer Award!