Naomi Riddle

Naomi Riddle is the founding editor of Running Dog. She has written for Guernica Magazine, Oberon, Blonde Art Books, Sydney Review of Books, Das Platforms Online and HTMLgiant among others. Naomi holds a PhD in Australian Literature from the University of New South Wales (2015) and her work on the Australian author Elizabeth Harrower has been published in Southerly.

Corponomy

Eisa Jocson

Liveworks 2017

By Naomi Riddle — 27 October, 2017

At the start of the premiere of her performance lecture Corponomy, Eisa Jocson stands with her back to the audience. She is facing a screen, onto which is projected a blank document and the familiar icons of the Mac desktop. Jocson is backlit so her body fills the screen, and her shadow, magnified and imposing,…

Beside the point, beside myself, beside you

Sally Anderson

By Naomi Riddle — 18 October, 2017

In her current exhibition, Sally Anderson is dealing in metaphor: she is landscape; the landscape becomes her. ‘The earth is a dot’, writes Robert Smithson, and whilst pulling the earth and a dot together allows them to sound as one, there’s still a gap, a breach that comes from placing them side-by-side. Anderson’s paintings nestle…

The Invisible

Curated by Abdul

Karim Hekmat

By Naomi Riddle — 17 October, 2017

‘Please try to remember that what they believe, as well as what they do and cause you to endure does not testify to your inferiority but to their inhumanity.’ James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (1963) ‘Whatever your ear has not heard, hear that What your eyes have not seen, see that.’ Hatef Esfehani, quoted…

A shape of thought

Mikala Dwyer

By Naomi Riddle — 12 October, 2017

‘Please do not touch’ announces the forthright sign, standing to attention at the entrance of Mikala Dwyer’s exhibition A shape of thought. In the gallery beyond lies a smorgasbord of options for the unfettered hand: a collection of copper pipe elbows, stones, coins, sunshine yellow fabric; steel and aluminium and plastic sculptures that have been…