Critiques

Catalogue Essays + Selected Reviews


Alphabetically ordered
  • 10 Flaming Youths

    2010

    Catalogue essay
    "10 Flaming Youths" by Rusell Storer
    National New Media Art Award - Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2010

  • 10 Transforming Youths

    2009

    Catalogue essays
    "Teenage Wasteland" by Adrian Martin
    "Love The Skin You're In" by Jared Davis
    10 Transforming Youths - City of Melbourne, 2009

  • 100 Anime

    2005

    Review
    "100 Anime" by Susan Napier
    Screening The Past - No.20, Melbourne, 2006

    Review
    "100 Anime" by Lucy Wright
    Senses of Cinema - No.39, Melbourne, 2006

    Review
    "100 Anime" by Rex Butler
    The Book Show - ABC Radio National, Sydney, 2006

  • 100 Modern Soundtracks

    2004

    Review
    "100 Modern Soundtracks" by Julie Rigg
    Movie Time - ABC Radio National, November 7th, Sydney, 2004

    Review
    "100 Modern Soundtracks" by Sukheduv Sandhu
    The New Statesman - November 29th, London, 2004

    Review
    "100 Modern Soundtracks"
    Theater Books Online - 2004

    Review
    "100 Modern Soundtracks"
    The Independent on Sunday - August 19th, 2007

    Review
    "100 Modern Soundtracks" by C. J. Davies
    Close-upfilm.com - 2004

    Review
    "Twist and Shout: 100 Modern Soundtracks" by Kevin John Bozelka
    Senses of Cinema - No.34, Melbourne, 2005

    Review
    "Speaking of What Can Be Heard: 100 Modern Soundtracks" by Darren Tofts
    Scan - July, Sydney, 2005

    Review
    "100 Modern Soundtracks" by Katy Stevens
    Screening The Past - No.19, Melbourne, 2005

  • The Adventures of Priscilla - Queen of the Desert

    2008

    Review
    "Mapping an Ugly Australia" by Keith Gallasch
    Real Time - No.85, Sydney, 2008

    Review
    "The Adventures of Priscilla - Queen of the Desert" by Brian McFarlane
    Australian Book Review - No.303 July-August, Melbourne, 2008

    Review
    "The Adventures of Priscilla - Queen of the Desert" by John Conomos
    Screening The Past - No.23, Melbourne, 2009

  • Aurévélateur

    2004

    Review
    "Aurévélateur" by Bob Baker Fish
    Cyclic Defrost - November 25th, Sydney, 2005

    Review
    "Aurévélateur" by Jonathan Marshall
    Real Time - Ear Bash - May 1st, Sydney, 2006

    Review
    "What to make of Philip Brophy's music?" by Brian Olewnick
    Just Outside - January 21st, New York, 2010

    Review
    "Articulating Silence" by Robert Lort
    Real Time - No.72, Sydney, 2006

  • Asphixiation: "What is this thing called 'Disco'?"

    2016

    re-issue on Chapter Music, Melbourne

    Review
    "What is this thing called 'Disco'?" by vdoandsound
    Mutant Sounds - October 31st, Texas © 2010

    Review
    "What is this thing called 'Disco'?" by John-Paul Shiver
    SF Sonic - June 1st, San Francisco © 2017

    Review
    "What is this thing called 'Disco'?"
    Boomkat - Brisbane, June 17th 2017

    Review
    "What is this thing called 'Disco'?" by Bob Baker Fish
    Cyclic Defrost - Melbourne, 2017

    1981

    original release

    Review
    "What is this thing called 'Disco'?" by Robert Rooney
    The Age - July 16th, Melbourne, 1980

    Review
    "Australian New Wave & The Second Degree" by Paul Taylor
    Art & Text - No.1, Melbourne, 1981

    Review
    "What is this thing called 'Disco'?" by James Manning
    Juke - January, Melbourne, 1982

    Review
    "What is this thing called 'Disco'?" by John Di Mase
    The Record - February, Melbourne, 1982

  • Beautiful Cyborg

    2002

    Review
    "Beautiful Cyborg" by Brian Olewnick
    All Music - USA, 2003

    Review
    "Beautiful Cyborg" by Ed Pinsent
    The Sound Projector - No.12, London, 2004

  • The Body Malleable

    2004

    Review
    "Skin" by Yukihiro Hirayoashi
    Skin - catalogue, National Museum of Art, Osaka, 2007

    Review
    "All That Is Solid Melts Into Air" by Chiara Marchini
    Culture Wars - April 30th, London, 2009

    Review
    "No holes barred: speculating The Body Malleable" by Darren Tofts
    Anne Landa Award catalogue - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2006

    Essay
    "Dissonant Juxtaposition and Poetic Estrangement" by Sean Lowry
    Broadsheet - Vol.36 No.1, Adelaide, 2007

    Review
    "Unexpected Innovations: 2004: Australian Culture Now" by Darren Tofts
    Realtime - No.63, Sydney, 2004

    Review
    "Glorious Corporeality: 2004: Australian Culture Now" by Lisa Gye
    Realtime - No.63, Sydney, 2004

  • Body Melt

    1993-1994

    original release

    Review
    "Body Melt" by Rafaelle Caputo
    Cinema Papers - No.102, Melbourne, 1994

    Review
    "Strange Things" by Adrian Martin
    Photofile - No.44, Sydney, 1995

    Review
    "Body Melt" by Leigh Paatsch
    Herald Sun - October 28th, Melbourne, 1994

    2001-2006

    DVD release internationally

    Comment
    "Body Melt" by Quentin Tarantino
    SBS Movie Show - episode No.34, October 26th, Sydney, 2003

    Review
    "Body Melt" by Jamie Kermode
    Eye For Film - April 11th, London, 2009

    Review
    "Body Melt" by Brett Gallman
    Oh, The Horror - November 11th, USA, 2012

    2016-2017

    2k restoration bluray release on Umbrella, Vinegar Syndrome & 88 Films

    Review
    "Body Melt: Then and Now" by Adrian Martin
    Film Alert 101 - February 22nd, Melbourne, 2017

    Review
    "Body Melt" by Brian Orndorf
    Blu-Ray Review - September 21st, USA, 2018

    Review
    "In appreciation of Oz gross-out social satire Body Melt" by Ian Barr
    SBS movie blogs - October, Sydney, 2016

  • Club Video

    1985

    Review
    "The audiovisual essay as art practice" by Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin
    NECSUS Audiovisual Essays - Spring 2015, Amsterdam, 2015

    Catalogue essay
    "Recent Australian Video Installation" by Stephen Goddard
    Australian Centre for Contemporary Art - Melbourne, 1986

  • Evaporated Music 1

    2000 + 2004

    Review
    "Evaporated Music" by Daniel Palmer
    Frieze - No.56, London, 2001

    Review
    "Video masterpiece for the 21st century: Australian candidates for the title" by Andrew Frost
    The Guardian - Australia Culture Blog, August 15th, Sydney, 2013

    Catalogue essay
    "Treatise on Slime and Domesticity" by Reuben Keehan
    Video Logic - Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2008

    Catalogue essay
    "Evaporated Music" by Bec Dean
    Trace Elements - Tokyo Opera City Gallery, Tokyo, 2008

    Review
    "Evaporated Music" by Adrian Martin
    [unknown source] - 2004

    Review
    "Evaporated Music 1, 2 & 3" by Helen Hughes
    Art Forum - Vol.56 No.2, New York, 2017

  • Evaporated Music 2

    At The Mouth Of Metal

    2006 + 2008

    Review
    "Evaporated Music 1, 2 & 3" by Helen Hughes
    Art Forum - Vol.56 No.2, New York, 2017

    Essay
    "Dissonant Juxtaposition and Poetic Estrangement" by Sean Lowry
    Broadsheet - Vol.36 No.1, Adelaide, 2007

    Review
    "Evaporated Music 2" by AF
    Artkrush - No.43, New York, 2006

    Review
    "Evaporated Music 2" by Tanya Peterson
    Artspace Projects 2006 - Artspace, Sydney, 2007

  • Evaporated Music 3

    Classical Corpus Delecti

    2015

    Review
    "Evaporated Music 1, 2 & 3" by Helen Hughes
    Art Forum - Vol.56 No.2, New York, 2017

  • Film Scores & Sound Designs

    1988 - 1995

    Essay
    "Avant-garde Meets Mainstream: The Film Scores of Philip Brophy" by Philip Samartzis
    Screen Scores: Studies in Contemporary Australia Film Music - AFTRS Publishing, Sydney, 1998

    Review
    "Listening to Colors - Sound Advice from Philip Brophy" by uncredited author
    Filmnews - Vol.22 No.1, Sydney, 1992

  • Fluorescent

    2004

    Catalogue essay
    "Fluorescent" by Lara Travis
    Fluorescent - catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2004

    Catalogue essay
    "Fluorescent" by Russell Storer
    1st Singapore Biennale - catalogue, Singapore, 2007

    Essay
    "Dissonant Juxtaposition and Poetic Estrangement" by Sean Lowry
    Broadsheet - Vol.36 No.1, Adelaide, 2007

    Review
    "History's great escape" by Daniel Edwards
    Real Time - No.60, Sydney, 2004

  • Northern Void

    2007

    Review
    "Apocalypse Near You" by Darren Tofts
    Real Time - No.78, Sydney, 2007

    Review
    "Northern Void" by Dan Warburton
    Paris Trans Atlantic February, Paris 2010

  • Salt Saliva Sperm & Sweat

    1988

    Review
    "Salt, Saliva, Sperm and Sweat" by Adrian Martin
    Filmnews - Vol.18 No.6, Sydney, 1988

    Review
    "Brophy's Moist-O-Rama" by Ashley Crawford
    Express - No.13, Melbourne, 1989

    Review
    "What is this thing called 'fluid'?" by Juliana Engberg
    Agenda - No.3, Melbourne, 1989

  • Trash & Junk Culture

    An All-Consuming Consumption

    1988

    Review
    "Trash & Junk Culture" by Adrian Martin
    Tension - No.16, Melbourne, 1989

  • Vox

    2007

    Review
    "Vox" by Kit Wise
    Frieze - No.113, London, 2008

    Catalogue essay
    "Vox" by Bae Myung-ji
    Ultra Skin - Coreana Museum of Art, Seoul 2009

  • 1977-1986

    Essay
    "→ ↑ →: Diacritics fpr Local Consumption" by Darren Tofts
    Meanjin - Vol.60 No.2, Melbourne, 2001