Magic Mountains (2020)
Magic Mountains was commissioned by Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne) as part of ACCA Open. It is a web-based artwork that explores the experience of pandemics across generations through the search for the grave of Bernard Patrick Murray who was buried with 2000 others in the bush near the old Waterfall Sanatorium. To enter the project click here.
The Beehive (2018)
On July 4th, 1975 Juanita Nielsen, low-income housing activist, style icon and journalist, known for her large beehive hairdo, went to what she believed was a “business meeting” at The Carousel Club, Kings Cross, and vanished, never to be seen again. The Beehive was commissioned by ACMI/Artbank and explores this infamous cold case – across time – by looking at issues of gentrification, housing justice and corruption from the 1970s to today. The Beehive is randomly generated by an algorithm and has over 1334 versions each probing new aspects of the mystery of Juanita’s disappearance.
Stories of Kannagi (2019)
Stories of Kannagi was commission by Jiva Parthipan and STARTTS and created in collaboration with members of the Tamil community in Western Sydney. The film reimagines the 2000 year old story of Kannagi, a young woman who is forced into exile by the misdeeds of her husband, yet defends him against injustice in their new homeland. The film explores connections between language, exile and resistance.