Essays/articles/talks - Japan

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

    Production I.G. background artist

    2018

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

  • Ippon Matsu

    The Miracle Pine Tree, Rikuzentakata, Japan

    2017

    picture piece
    Frieze, No.187, London

  • Hyper-Feminization

    2017

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

  • Disaster, Trauma & Reconstruction in Miyazaki’s Anime

    2017

    unpublished talk
    in conjunction with the Madman Anime Festival
    Yarra Libraries, Melbourne

  • UnJapan

    Kanzan Gallery, Tokyo

    2017

    catalogue essay

    for curated exhibition
    Kanzan Gallery, Tokyo

  • 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

  • Considering Bad Video & Poor Performance

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

    2017

    exhibition review
    RealTime, No.137, Sydney

  • Masaya Nakahara

    Waiting Room, Tokyo

    2017

    exhibition review
    The Wire No.403, London

    Excerpt

  • Tokyo

    2016

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

  • Shin Godzilla

    2016

    film review
    Radio National's The Final Cut, October 2016

  • Meta-Cinema & Japanese Comedy

    2016

    unpublished slide lecture
    for the Urbanism lecture series
    Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

    2015

    unpublished slide lecture
    for the Cult Japan screening programme
    Australian Cinematheque, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

  • 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

  • Don't Follow The Wind

    Curators & critics panel discussions

    2015

    panel participant
    Watari Museum, Tokyo

  • Yoshihide Otomo

    Between Art And Music

    2015

    exhibition review
    The Wire No.372, London

  • Kazuyuki Kishino / Makato Kawabata / Yumiko Tanaka

    Live @ Pool, Tokyo

    2015

    concert review
    The Wire No.372, London

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

    Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

    2015

    exhibition review
    Real Time No.125, Sydney

  • Yasuhiro Yoshiura

    Anime director/artist

    2014

    introduction and Q+A session
    for the screening of Patema Inverted
    Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne

  • The Wind Rises

    2014

    introduction
    for the Australian premiere screening
    Nova Cinema, Melbourne

  • Nobuya Hoki

    Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

    2014

    exhibition review
    Frieze No.168, London

  • Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises

    Politics, Engineering & Image-Making

    2014

    film review
    Frieze online, London

  • Public Singing & Imperfect Pitch

    2014

    essay
    for the special section Freedom Principles
    The Wire No.370, London

  • The Sound of Godzilla's Footsteps

    2013

    symposium presentation with audio
    for the exhibition Soundings
    Museum of Modern Art, New York

  • 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

  • The Way Wakamatsu Chose His Own Fate

    Political Mortality & Radical Dramaturgy

    2012

    essay
    Senses Of Cinema No.65, Melbourne

  • Pink Cinema

    2011

    panel contribution
    for 1st Fantastic Asia Film Festival
    Nova Cinema, Melbourne

  • Anime At The Speed Of Thought

    Welcome To Irabu's Office + The Tatami Galaxy

    2011

    catalogue essay
    for the DVD release
    Siren Visual, Melbourne

  • Kazuna Taguchi

    Silent Sirens From The Floating World

    2009

    catalogue essay
    for Kazuna Taguchi exhibition
    Void+, Tokyo

  • Delusional Praxis & Cinematic Immolation

    Ecstasy of Angels

    2009

    essay
    Un, Volume 3 No.2, Melbourne

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

    2007

    essay
    Bijutsu Techo Vol.59 No.890, Tokyo

  • Prismatic Japan

    Angles on Contemporary Japanese Art

    2007

    catalogue essay
    for the exhibition RAPT! 20 Contemporary Artists From Japan
    Volume 1, Japan Foundation, 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

  • The 50 Best Things About Anime

    2007

    overview
    Empire, Sydney, January 2007

  • Manga & Anime in Australia

    2006

    report
    Wochi Kochi (Japan Foundation Quarterly Newsletter), Tokyo

  • Toru Takemitsu

    Golden Cinema Week

    2006

    contribution to poll
    for the film programme of the exhibition Toru Takemitsu: Visions in Time
    Tokyo Opera City Gallery, Tokyo

  • L'Amour Japan

    Recent Frissons in Japanese Cinema

    2006

    essay
    Metro Magazine No.149, Melbourne

  • Anime & Manga

    Tokyo

    2006

    special report for Lonely Planet - Tokyo
    Lonely Planet, London

  • Toshio Suzuki

    Producer, Studio Ghibli

    2005

    introduction and Q+A session
    for the screening of Howl's Moving Castle
    Sydney International Film Festival, Sydney

  • Dumb About Japan

    Contextualizing Dumb Type's Memorandum

    2005

    performance review
    Mesh No.17, Melbourne

  • Turning to Japan

    2005

    panel participant
    for the Asialink panel Sun Rising: Japanese Culture Today
    Asialink Centre, Melbourne

  • Spirited Away

    2003

    screening introduction
    for the season Asia In Focus
    Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

  • I Am Robot And Proud

    Robots, Cyborgs & Androids in the Manga of Osamu Tezuka

    2003

    unpublished slide presentation
    Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

  • Vinyl Fantasy

    2002

    essay
    Gloss No.4, Melbourne

  • Takuji Endo

    Patlabor: Wasted XIII

    2002

    introduction and Q+A session
    for the season Japanime 02
    Dendy Quay Cinemas, Sydney

  • The Rising Sun Set

    The West's Fascination with Japan

    1999

    panel participant
    The Melbourne Writer's Festival, Melbourne

  • Re-inventing Tradition & Reverence for the Superficial

    1999

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

  • Japanese Animation in the West

    1995

    essay
    Filmnews No.117, Sydney

  • Labyrinth of Dreams

    1995

    catalogue entry
    45th Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne

  • Tetsuo II

    Mutant Offspring of Mutant Culture

    1993

    catalogue essay
    for Japanese theatrical release of Tetsuo II, Kaiju Theatre, Tokyo

  • Apocalyptic Scenarios In Japanese Pop Culture

    subtitle

    1991

    unpublished slide-lecture
    41st Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne