Essays/articles/talks - Art

Reverse chronological order. Does not include books, book chapters, or article series
  • Eavesdropping

    2018

    exhibition review
    The Wire No.419, London

    Excerpt

  • Spiral Jetty and Swamp

    in Robert Smithson: Time Crystals

    2018

    film review
    Memo, August, Melbourne

  • 3/11 Japan

    Imaging Destruction

    2018

    slide presentation
    for the lecture series Nature in Japan
    The Asian Art Society of Australia, Sydney

  • Hiromasa Ogura

    Production I.G. background artist

    2018

    introduction and Q+A session
    for the exhibition Anime Architecture
    Japan Foundation, Sydney

  • Blank Generations

    2017

    unpublished slide presentation
    in conjunction with the film series Lost New York
    Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

  • Ippon Matsu

    The Miracle Pine Tree, Rikuzentakata, Japan

    2017

    picture piece
    Frieze, No.187, London

  • Art + Film

    2017

    live conversation
    with Emile Zile for Art+Film series
    Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

    Excerpt

  • Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends

    Museum of Modern Art, New York

    2017

    exhibition review
    Wire No.405, London

  • UnJapan

    Kanzan Gallery, Tokyo

    2017

    catalogue essay
    for curated exhibition
    Kanzan Gallery, Tokyo

  • Hyper-Feminization

    2017

    panel presentation
    for the panel Anime & Feminism
    Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

  • A Brief History Of The Future

    Okamoto Taro X Architecture - Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki City, Japan

    2017

    exhibition review
    Frieze.com, London, August 2017

  • De-touchable Technologies

    Between Dreams & Nightmares

    2017

    essay
    Oberon, No.3, Copenhagen

    Excerpt

  • Masaya Nakahara

    Waiting Room, Tokyo

    2017

    exhibition review
    The Wire No.403, London

  • Particulate Cinema

    Visualising Data & Posthuman Physics

    2017

    essay
    Artlink, Vol.37 No.1, Adelaide

    Excerpt

  • Considering Bad Video & Poor Performance

    100th Anniversary Retrospective of Nam June Paik, Watari Gallery, Tokyo

    2017

    exhibition review
    RealTime, No.137, Sydney

  • Picture Perfect Political Art

    2017

    reprinted essay
    UN Anthology, Melbourne

    2004

    essay
    originally published in UN No.1, Melbourne

  • Tokyo

    2016

    slide talk
    for the series The Grand Tour: Cities Shaped By Art
    Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

  • Don't Follow The Wind

    Fukushima exclusion zone & Watari Gallery, Tokyo

    2015

    exhibition review
    Frieze No.175, London

  • The Reflecting Screen

    How Artists Address Media

    2015

    catalogue essay
    for the exhibition Technologism
    Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

  • Voiding Effects and Terrorized Language

    Video & The Unreality of ISIS

    2015

    4-part PowerPoint presentation
    Parts 1-4
    Discipline lecture delivered across 2 evenings, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne & Westspace Gallery, Melbourne
    Parts 1+2
    Keynote for the Artspace Finissage, Artspace, Sydney
    Part 2
    published in Kill Your Darlings No.23, Melbourne

  • Don't Follow The Wind

    Curators & critics panel discussions

    2015

    panel participant
    Watari Museum, Tokyo

  • Tokyo Art Meeting 5: Seeking New Genealogies: Bodies / Leaps / Traces

    Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

    2015

    exhibition review
    Real Time No.125, Sydney

  • In the wrong place at the right time

    Remembering Jennifer Phipps

    2014

    obituary
    unpublished

  • Nobuya Hoki

    Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

    2014

    exhibition review
    Frieze No.168, London

  • Frederick Wiseman's National Gallery

    2014

    film review
    Artforum online, New York

  • Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises

    Politics, Engineering & Image-Making

    2014

    film review
    Frieze online, London

  • Robert Rooney

    2013

    panel participant
    Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

  • Theoretical Drag & Textual Disco

    I was a drummer in Art & Text

    2013

    symposium talk transcription
    for Impresario: Paul Taylor, The Melbourne Years, 1981-1984
    Surpluss/Monash University Press, Melbourne

  • Popism & The Now

    2013

    unpublished talk
    reprinted in Impresario: Paul Taylor, The Melbourne Years, 1981-1984
    Surpllus/Monash University Press, Melbourne

    1982

    originally unpublished talk
    for the Forum series
    Hobart School of Art, Hobart

  • Tomoko Konoike

    Distilling the Natural. Imagining the Unnatural.

    2013

    catalogue essay
    for Tomoko Konoike solo exhibition
    Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco

  • I do not come from your planet.

    2013

    essay
    in Making Worlds: Art & Science Fiction
    Surpllus, Melbourne

  • Tokusatsu: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

    Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

    2013

    exhibition review
    Frieze No.152, London

  • Island Nation

    After The Tsunami

    2012

    Tokyo commentary
    Frieze No.144, London

  • Graphic Cinema

    2011

    essay
    Artlines, 2011 issue 4, Brisbane

  • "Artist's Statement"

    2011

    artist's statement
    for Parallel Collisions catalogue
    12th Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art, Adelaide

  • More Priapic Than Haptic

    Marcel Duchamp's Etant donnes

    2011

    catalogue review
    Australian New Zealand Journal of Art, Vol.11 No.1, Brisbane

  • Perilous, Pliable, Projected

    Cassandra Tytler's I Warned You

    2011

    exhibition catalogue
    for Cassandra Tytler solo exhibition
    Gallery Titanik, Turku, Finland

  • Ego Logos & Euclidean Cum Shots

    Emile Zile's Five Production Company Logos In 3-D

    2011

    exhibition catalogue
    for Emile Zile solo exhibition
    Diane Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne

  • Art & Creativity

    2011

    typically recalcitrant panel participant
    for GOMA Talks
    Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

  • Fucking (verb) People (noun)

    2011

    panel participant (from another planet)
    for the Erotic Fan Fiction evening - Writers' Week
    The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne

  • The 'Atomisation' of Cultural Signage

    (or, More Dumb Semiotics in Contemporary Art)

    2010

    commentary
    National Association for the Visual Arts Quarterly, September 2010, Sydney

  • Kazuna Taguchi

    Silent Sirens From The Floating World

    2009

    catalogue essay
    for Kazuna Taguchi exhibition
    Void+, Tokyo

  • Loving Hating Men

    The Kingpin's Welcome To The Jingle

    2009

    catalogue essay
    for the exhibition Video Swell
    Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

  • What Goes In, Comes Out

    2009

    artist talk
    presented as part of Tomorrow The World
    Westspace, Melbourne

  • Evaporated Music 2

    Voicing Satan

    2009

    artist talk
    for the exhibition Trace Elements
    Performance Space, Sydney

  • Deliverer of Rants

    2008

    commentary
    Photofile No.85, Sydney

  • The Unradicality of Art

    Self-centring Artists, Mediarised Crackpots & Alchemical Conductors

    2008

    critical response
    2008 Biennale of Sydney
    Column No.2, Artspace, Sydney

  • The Visual Arts & Pop Music

    Like a Cat Fucking A Dog

    2008

    unpublished talk for painful 'hip art' panel forum
    Play It Loud Artists' Week - it could only be Adelaide

  • Die, Warhol, Die

    2007

    catalogue essay
    for the exhibition Andy Warhol
    Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

  • Andy Warhol Symposium

    2007

    panel participant
    for the exhibition Andy Warhol
    Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

  • Australian Art After Andy Warhol

    2007

    panel participant
    for the exhibition Andy Warhol
    Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

  • Corrupted By Depth

    Gary Carsley's Scenic Root

    2007

    catalogue essay
    for Contemporary Art Projects
    Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

  • Dominic Redfern

    A Lump of Self

    2007

    catalogue essay
    Westspace, Melbourne

  • The Many Deaths Of Andy Warhol

    2007

    excerpt reprint
    for the catalogue to the exhibition Living Elvis
    RMIT Gallery Press, Melbourne

    1987

    original complete essay
    Art & Australia, Spring 1987, Sydney

  • From Boring Video Art to Pseudo Cinema

    2007

    talk
    for the exhibition Centre Pompidou Video Art 1965-2005
    Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

  • 'n_scape' and 'Becoming' as Acts of Japanese Art

    2007

    essay
    Bijutsu Techo Vol.59 No.890, Tokyo

  • The RAPT! symposium

    a wandering wrap-up of ideas surfaced

    2007

    catalogue essay
    for the exhibition RAPT! 20 Contemporary Artists From Japan
    Volume 2, Japan Foundation, Tokyo

  • Manga & Anime in Australia

    2006

    report
    Wochi Kochi (Japan Foundation Quarterly Newsletter), Tokyo

  • Drag Mash

    2006

    panel contribution
    Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne

  • Singapore Biennale 2006

    Simryn Gill's Station

    2006

    commentary
    Flash, October - Melbourne, 2006

  • Favourite Things

    Edouard Detaille's Vive l'empereur (1891)

    2006

    commissioned by The Good Weekend, Melbourne
    unpublished due to use of the word 'precum'

  • Yes - Media Arts in Australia Still Sucks

    2005

    panel contribution
    Vital Signs, Australian Centre for Moving Image, Melbourne

  • Smells Like Risky Business

    2005

    catalogue essay
    for the exhibition Risk
    Kings ARI, Melbourne

  • Dragging Wild Angels, Fat Hogs & Cycle Sluts Down To Hell

    the King Pins' Rhapsody Happens

    2006

    reprinted catalogue essay
    200 Gertrude St., Melbourne

    2005

    original catalogue essay
    Artspace, Sydney

  • Curating Video Art 101

    2005

    important list
    Photofile No.74, Sydney

  • Dumb About Japan

    Contextualizing Dumb Type's Memorandum

    2005

    review
    Mesh No.17, Melbourne

  • Being There

    Dominic Redfern's Being There

    2005

    reprinted catalogue essay
    in A Short Ride In A Fast Machine, 200 Gertrude St., Melbourne

    2000

    original catalogue essay
    200 Gertrude St., Melbourne

  • Legions in the Ceiling

    2004

    review
    UN No.2, Melbourne

  • I Am Van Helsing

    2004

    catalogue essay
    for the exhibition Escape Option
    Westspace, Melbourne

  • Fashion As

    Body-Becoming, Post-Cloth & Inverted Gesture

    2004

    notes from talk
    for the Intermesh forum on Fashion
    Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

  • The Body Malleable

    The Myth of Interactivity

    2004

    AV presentation
    for the Digit04 Conference on Design
    Darling Harbour Convention Centre, Sydney
    for the AGI Ideas Conference of Design
    Hammer Hall, Melbourne
    for the ATOM Conference
    Melbourne
    for the 2004 exhibition
    Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

  • Burnt in. Burnt out.

    Phip Murray's Brace Brace

    2004

    catalogue essay
    BUS, Melbourne & online @ ABC Strange Attractors

  • The City Is A Sewer

    Callum Morton

    2004

    reprint of catalogue essay (unedited)
    More Talk About Buildings & Mood, MCA Publications, Sydney

    2003

    original catalogue essay (edited to remove scatological references)
    for the exhibition FACE UP - Contemporary Australian Art
    Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

  • Oooh, you're hot.

    Chris Langton

    2003

    catalogue essay
    Tolarno Gallery, Melbourne

  • Rock Stars & Fag Hags - Art & Pop Music

    Ugo Rondignone's It's Late ... etc.

    2003

    unpublished floor talk
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

  • Baby, You're The Right Kind Of Wrong

    Pop Music, Cinema & Other Holes

    2002

    essay
    Photofile No.66, Sydney

  • Vinyl Fantasy

    2002

    essay
    Gloss No.4, Melbourne

  • Play With Me

    Vanessa Sowerwine's Play With Me

    2002

    catalogue essay
    Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

  • Door bitches, nymphoniacs, interior decorators and other curators

    2001

    panel presentation
    for the Curatorial Lab
    Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

  • Pale Glitter - Fat Sound

    2001

    catalogue essay
    for the exhibition None More Blacker
    200 Gertrude St., Melbourne

  • Please Stop with the Boring Video Art

    2000

    commentary
    Like No.9, Melbourne

  • Empty

    Glen Sloggett

    2000

    catalogue essay
    Center for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

  • Re-inventing Tradition & Reverence for the Superficial

    1999

    panel participant
    Gendai, Asian Arts Society of Australia forum, Caulfield Arts Centre, Melbourne

  • Dark Plastic

    The Art Of Maria Kozic

    1998

    profile
    in Free Life With Franchise
    Mambo Publications, Sydney

  • Hope You Die Before I Get Old

    1998

    essay
    Like No. 5, Melbourne

  • Fear of the Abstract

    In the Void of the Tele-Audio-Visual

    1998

    unpublished catalogue essay
    for the exhibition Synthetics
    Power Museum, Sydney

  • Digital (f)Art

    Four Manias

    1997

    catalogue essay
    for the exhibition Trick Or Treat
    200 Gertrude St., Melbourne

  • Punk Art School

    1997

    panel particpant
    for the exhibition Punkulture
    Performing Arts Museum, Melbourne

  • Manga & Anime in Australia

    1997

    report
    Comickers No.6, Tokyo

  • J'Taime Ginga Tetsudo 999

    1997

    programme notes
    for stage musical version of Reiji Matsumoto's Galaxy Express 999
    Art Sphere Galaxy Theatre, Tokyo

  • Op Shop Culture

    Aesthetics In Mothballs

    1996

    essay
    Like No.1, Melbourne

  • The Body Internal

    1996

    unpublished slide talk
    Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

  • If You Read This You're A Dickhead - or - You've Got To Be Fuckin' Kidding

    Infectious Humour, Affected Art & Referential Effect

    1993

    catalogue essay
    for the exhibition Wit's End
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

  • Silent Bodies In Warhol's Cinema

    1991

    unpublished talk
    for Warhol's Early Cinema Retrospective
    State Film Theatre, Melbourne

  • Post Pop Art

    1990

    book review
    Agenda No.6, Melbourne

  • Re-Generation

    Robert Rooney as Pop

    1990

    catalogue essay
    for the exhibition From The Homefront - Robert Rooney works 1953-1988
    Monash University Gallery, Melbourne

  • Post Punk Graphics

    The Displaced Present, Perfectly Placed

    1990

    essay & overview
    Stuffing No.3, Melbourne

  • Ingrained in Grain

    1990

    unpublished paper
    Photography & Postmodernism forum, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

  • Comics, RAW, Topps, Kids & Dinosaurs

    1989

    review
    Art & Text No.33, Sydney

  • Comics Aged

    subtitle

    1989

    review
    Editions Review No.2, Sydney

  • The Corpse Of Modernism & The Blood Of Jackson Pollock

    1988

    essay
    Art & Australia, Sydney, Spring 1988

  • Cinema's Flickering Future

    International Videos in the 1987 Melbourne International Film Festival

    1987

    overview
    Filmnews Vol.17 No.7, Sydney

  • The Seventies

    Questionnaire Response

    1987

    questionnaire response
    On The Beach, No.11, Sydney

  • Western Spaghetti & Spaghetti Westerns

    Maria Kozic

    1986

    catalogue essay
    Maria Kozic - Aperto section, Venice Biennale

  • Artificialism

    Anything but Realism

    1986

    unpublished essay

  • Video Art

    The Devil's Advocate & The Archangel Gabriel Australian Video Art

    1985

    catalogue essay
    Newcastle On Tyne Gallery Video Art Gallery, UK

  • Maria Kozic Spots The Difference

    Godzilla I, II & III

    1984

    capsule essay
    Art & Text No.11, Melbourne

  • Art & Politics

    Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

    1983

    unpublished talk
    for the Forum series
    Hobart School of Art, Hobart

  • Texts & Gestures

    Interview by Adrian Martin

    1982

    written answers submitted by mail
    Art Network No.6, Sydney