Review

Disproof does not equal Disbelief

Michael Stevenson

By Tim Marvin — 20 March, 2020

‘Drum Shield Affordance Extension 1.1 Extravehicular Activity’ (2020): Noah’s Ark, a 4.8-billion-year-old moon rock, ‘One Bad Snake’, the High Flight Foundation, Mary Irwin’s The Moon Is Not Enough: An Astronaut’s Wife Finds Peace with God and Herself (1978), a 3D render of the Boeing-manufactured Apollo 15 LRV deck module, a Creation Ministries International business card,…

TRANSMISSION

Ry David Bradley

By Hannah Jenkins — 6 March, 2020

   ͞ ͎͉̙̍ͨ́ ͓̞̱̼̜̳̘͡ ̬͒ ͈̬̥ͤ͆͆ ̫̱̘̦̝͙̹̐ͣ͒̌͆ͯ̾̕ ͖͉̠̗̥͙̲͌̒ͫ̅̃̔̈́ ̷̙̰̯̯̙̬̱̃̄ ̶̨̜͙̗̣̱͕͎͇̲̥̱̝͒̎͆͊ ̴̞͓͉͈̯̖̬̿͑̌̿͊̔̔̄̑̚͝͝ͅ ̷̡̧̱̪̟͚͕̗͖̩̯͍͓͕͖͉̠̗̥͙̲̏̅̆͌̾̏̂͌̅́͌̒ͫ̅̃̔̈́͘ ͞ ͎͉̙̍ͨ́ ̷̢̮͉̱̜́̌͛̈́͊͆̈́̈̏͘͠ ̷̝͋̇̑̌̑̀ ̶̧̺̘̬̰̹͌ ̶̪̦̥̽͌̓̋̂͛̇̀͋̿̇̈̈́͆͝ͅ ̷̧̛͚͉͎̿̾̚͠ ̵̰̲͉͋̏̈̓̅̑̿͝ ̶̤̹̤͍͕̜̱̭͉̜̣̮̬̐͜ ̶̥̞́̃̃̊͗͑̒̈́̽̾̓͜͝ ̶͍̫̗͛̍͂͌̈́̂͘͝ͅ ̶̙̃̓̾̐͑̀̀̑͛̕͝ ̷̙̰̯̯̙̬̱̃̄ ̶̨̜͙̗̣̱͕͎͇̲̥̱̝͒̎͆͊ ̴̞͓͉͈̯̖̬̿͑̌̿͊̔̔̄̑̚͝͝ͅ ̷̡̧̱̪̟͚͕̗͖̩̯͍͓͕͖͉̠̗̥͙̲̏̅̆͌̾̏̂͌̅́͌̒ͫ̅̃̔̈́͘ ͞ ͎͉̙̍ͨ́ ͓̞̱̼̜̳̘͡ ̬͒ ͈̬̥ͤ͆͆ ̫̱̘̦̝͙̹̐ͣ͒̌͆ͯ̾̕ ͖͉̠̗̥͙̲͌̒ͫ̅̃̔̈́ ̷̝͋̇̑̌̑̀ ̶̧̺̘̬̰̹͌ ̶̪̦̥̽͌̓̋̂͛̇̀͋̿̇̈̈́͆͝ͅ ̷̧̛͚͉͎̿̾̚͠ ̵̰̲͉͋̏̈̓̅̑̿͝ ̶̤̹̤͍͕̜̱̭͉̜̣̮̬̐͜ ̶̥̞́̃̃̊͗͑̒̈́̽̾̓͜͝ ̶͍̫̗͛̍͂͌̈́̂͘͝ͅ ̶̙̃̓̾̐͑̀̀̑͛̕͝ ̷̙̰̯̯̙̬̱̃̄ ̶̨̜͙̗̣̱͕͎͇̲̥̱̝͒̎͆͊ ̴̞͓͉͈̯̖̬̿͑̌̿͊̔̔̄̑̚͝͝ͅ ̷̡̧̱̪̟͚͕̗͖̩̯͍͓͕͖͉̠̗̥͙̲̏̅̆͌̾̏̂͌̅́͌̒ͫ̅̃̔̈́͘ ͞ ͎͉̙̍ͨ́ ͓̞̱̼̜̳̘͡ ̬͒    Saudade…

Cornelia Parker:

A Retrospective

By Naomi Riddle — 21 February, 2020

The Museum of Contemporary Art’s summer exhibition, Cornelia Parker, is a retrospective of the celebrated British artist’s work. Parker is the tenth artist to feature in the Sydney International Art Series—an initiative undertaken in partnership with the NSW Government to bring internationally recognised artists to Australian audiences. Parker is best known for her large-scale installations,…

Then

White Rabbit Gallery

By Suzanne Claridge — 14 February, 2020

Then adverb 1. at that time; at the time in question. 2. after that; next; afterwards. Marking White Rabbit Gallery’s tenth anniversary, Then is an exhibition showcasing contemporary Chinese art acquired by Judith Neilson between the years 2000 to 2010. It’s worth noting that every artwork in the White Rabbit Collection has been made after…

The Island (Part 2)

Vernon Ah Kee

By Andrew Brooks — 7 February, 2020

This is part two of an extended review considering Vernon Ah Kee’s The Island at Campbelltown Arts Centre. You can read part one here.  At the centre of Vernon Ah Kee’s exhibition are two multiple channel video works—one old and one new—that bring into sharp relief how central policing and detention are to the preservation of…

The Island (Part 1)

Vernon Ah Kee

By Andrew Brooks — 5 February, 2020

This is part one of an extended review considering Vernon Ah Kee’s The Island at Campbelltown Arts Centre. ‘That’s not an accident.’  Lex Wotton ‘Settlers always think they’re defending themselves.’ Fred Moten The ‘island’ continent often referred to as Australia is underpinned by a carceral imagination. A national mythology casts settlers as a bunch of…

Beauty

Bri Lee

By Laura La Rosa — 18 December, 2019

Laura La Rosa is Running Dog’s inaugural First Nations Emerging Critic—this is the second of three pieces to be published over a period of four months. You can read Laura’s first piece here.  My friend Sophie stopped shaving her legs. It was hardly revolutionary, but men did stare. I saw it for myself. We worked on…

A Continuous Self-Vibrating Region Of Intensities

Gail Priest

& Thomas Burless

By Audrey Pfister & Eleanor Zurowski — 13 December, 2019

We started writing this piece a month ago on the Gadigal land of the Eora Nation, in a week where over seventy fires burned across (so called) New South Wales. We would like to extend our gratitude and acknowledgement to the insects, animals, plant life, waters, people and bodies of knowledge that have cared for…

I’ll Be Your Body Instrument

Chicks on Speed

By Neha Kale — 15 November, 2019

1.  A Saturday evening at Carriageworks. A trestle table topped with gin bottles. Friends huddle in neon jumpsuits. Their murmurs bounce off the walls of the old railway yard, recreating the push-pull anxiety of walking into a high-school disco before it starts. Chicks on Speed’s Alex Murray-Leslie appears on stage, cocooned in a cloud of…

Day For Night

Liveworks 2019

By Fiona McGregor — 8 November, 2019

I have to start with the best: Betty Grumble’s Unshame Machine, in which she did a record 1000 cunt prints on a machine resembling a lat pulldown, accompanied by three of the finest new performers in that ever-evolving organism we loosely term the Sydney queer underground. Stelly G, whom many know from hosting at the…