I often create pieces around the everyday photos friends choose to upload, and the very real vulnerability that comes with the images we choose to portray ourselves to the world, a curious mix of self-expression vs. curated personalities.Read More
Alexis picked up a camera for the very first time at the age of 14. Having spent much of her
adolescence traveling from place to place with two parents in the entertainment industry, she was
fascinated by the endless diversity of people sharing their personal stories through art, theatre and music.
It doesn’t take much to realise that there are far more men playing music in Melbourne than there are women, especially a genre such as instrumental jazz.The element that I was most unprepared for, that is probably the least tangible reason but to me the most affecting, is the matter of perception. Going in to a rehearsal, usually of all males, and being perceived as a woman first before as a fellow person and musician. Being a woman should be irrelevant to the whole experience. Studies have shown that women don’t differ in musical ability to men; there is no reason to assume a difference in potential musical ability, and yet, a lot of the time, from the moment I’ve first encountered a bunch of males in a musical setting I get treated differently.Read More
This is a pattern we see repeated again and again – if we are to make the stories of women and other marginalised identities palatable, we have to position these people in relation to a man, in relation to whiteness, in relation to the ruling class.Read More
No need to be like that, he says;
it's scientists who say it, of course.
Something to do with orbits and Oort clouds
or the asteroid belt, maybe. I'll send you the link.
"Studying my body as a form helps me deal with this subject, but it is also a way to portray the female body and sexuality under my conditions as well as letting the female body take space."Read More
The insertion was surprisingly quick and simple: my GP and a nurse gave me a local anaesthetic, bunged in the four-centimetre stick meant to regulate my menstrual cycle and stop me getting preggers, and bandaged me up. Although the spot was a little tender for a few days- and a big, gnarly bruise arose in its place, making me feel like a warrior- it wasn’t the Cronenbergian nightmare I had been expecting.Read More
Through her practice, Alice addresses themes of identity, intimacy and memory. She often uses the process of image collection and drawing as self care, to work through lived experiences of disassociation and anxiety.Read More
I can forgive the Macedonian dictionary police everything now, those post-World War II scourers and scrubbers, those nation-building bleachers, those language-sterilising erasers with all their good intentions. Because right here, in front of me, at the 44th International Summer Seminar of Macedonian, Literature and Culture, I hold in my hands – in my hands! – a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy of the fourth volume – but how many could there be? – of the old, rare and precious Dictionary of Greasy Words, to translate literally.Read More
In order to celebrate the "natural and beautiful" act of breastfeeding, Melbourne artist Jasmijn van Houten creates gorgeous illustrations to "celebrate" and "encourage" this very normal process - and it is very, very normal. Keep your baby alive, girlfriend.Read More