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Art Writing
Code: 229  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: History, Biography & Memoir, , Art & Design
Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Stephen Muecke, Edward Scheer, Jill Bennett, Prue Gibson (facilitator)
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The visual arts challenge the art writer to do something just as interesting. Jill Bennett, Edward Scheer and Stephen Muecke of UNSW enliven art writing with empathy, performance, with one eye on the unexpected. Jill Bennett, in Empathic Vision Affect, Trauma, and Contemporary Art, explores the flows of feeling between art work and spectator, while Edward Scheer’s Infinity Machine engages Mike Parr's performance art. Stephen Muecke’s Butcher Joe looks at drawing, dream and dance in Aboriginal art, and his Contingency in Madagascar (with photographer Max Pam) brings ethnography and photography together. They talk to Prue Gibson.
Presented with UNSW.

Stephen Muecke (Australian)

Stephen Muecke is professor of writing at the University of New South Wales. He is known for his writing on Indigenous issues and his fictocritical style. Joe in the Andamans and Other Fictocritical Stories was shortlisted for the 2010 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature in the Innovation Category. His collaborative work with photographer Max Pam, Contingency in Madagascar, appeared with Intellect Books in 2012. Recently Documenta 13 commissioned his book on Aboriginal artist Butcher Joe.

Edward Scheer (Australian)

Dr Edward Scheer is the author of The Infinity Machine and associate professor in theatre and performance studies and deputy head of the School of English, Media and Performing Arts at the University of New South Wales. He is a founding editor of the journal Performance Paradigm and is a former chair of the board of directors of the Performance Space in Sydney. He has published numerous pieces on arts and culture in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Monthly. He is president of Psi, Performance Studies international.

Jill Bennett (Australian)

Jill Bennett is professor and director of the National Institute for Experimental Arts at the University of New South Wales. Her books include Empathic Vision: Affect, trauma and contemporary art, Practical Aesthetics: Events, affects and art after 9/11, and a number of monographs on new media art and artists. She has recently published Living in the Anthropocene, commissioned for dOCUMENTA 13 and is co-writing with Saskia Beudel, Imagining Sydney, which blends 'new nature writing' and visual cultural analysis to create an ecological portrait of the city.