22 Feb 2018 | Tracey M Benson

Giving Voice to the Feminine @ Women* Art and Feminism

This post is the online version of a paper presented at the Women*, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970 symposium, at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. The summary states: Women*, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970 seeks to bring together diverging and complementary views on feminism, its history, practice […]

10 Nov 2017 | Tracey M Benson

From the Archive: Scalpland (1995-1996)

This post was originally posted on Geokult in 2011 – https://geokult.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/scalpland-poetic-performance-1995-1996/ Background This performance based work was initially presented as part of course work for Postgraduate Diploma at the University of Queensland, Department of Art History Visiting Scholar program in 1995. It was later presented at Volt:the new performance at the Institute of Modern Art, […]

14 Oct 2017 | Tracey M Benson

Reflections of my time in Drammen

In less than two weeks I will be winging my way home after nearly three months of being based in Norway doing an artist-residency at Drammen Kommune. Yesterday and today were big days – I gave a presentation in the form of a meditation at the Kulturhuset Hovtun in Klokkarstua and today another presentation at […]

16 Apr 2017 | LudicrousPilgrim

LudiCo. Kent #2 Squadron

On Monday 13th of February 2017, Captain Ludicrous returned to the University of Kent to unleash his unique brand of ludicrousness on another hearty band of partially-suspecting postgraduate students. All were inducted into LudiCo and...

16 Feb 2017 | The Tour of All Tours

Three Year’s Tours in Review.

There is the rather wonderful looking 15th Urban Research Plaza's Forum taking place in Bangkok next month which I had hoped to attend but will be unable to make it to. In my stead there will be this short video outlining some of the creative tour outp...

05 Dec 2016 | jademontserratdotcom

Rainbow Tribe: Affectionate Movement

 Instagram: @c21rainbowtribe Twitter: @c21rainbowtribe Facebook: Rainbow Tribe (c21rainbowtribe) Rainbow Tribe: Affectionate Movement a LADA DIY 13 workshop, supported by hÅb, led by Ria Hartley and myself.  Our workshop is called The Rainbow Tribe: Affectionate Movement* and the ambition is that it will continue to allow participants to benefit from re-addressing power relationships in relation […]

05 Dec 2016 | jademontserratdotcom

Shadowing Josephine | Revue 

Photo credit: Matthew Noel-Tod, stills from performance of Shadowing Josephine, Outpost, Norwich 2016  Rainbow Tribe drawings, Jade Montserrat, 2016 On Dec 16 Shadowing Josephine will be performed at Panoply Lab in New York especially. Although I’m working to develop the performance next year to show a transformative Black body, transcending the exhaustion that I currently […]

24 Nov 2016 | jademontserratdotcom

Communion

“Abjection traces the silhouette of society on the unsteady edges of the self; it simultaneously imperils social order with the force of delirium and disintegration.”McClintock, Anne., Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest Image: Manuel Vason In advance of the most recent performance of Communion at Steakhouse Live Festival: Longer Wetter Faster […]

19 Apr 2016 | jademontserratdotcom

Market Prices (edit) 

“Museums are about things not feelings.” JOAN BAKEWELL, The Bronte Business, BBC 1977 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p027vyvp/the-bronte-business “…a man may carry his own pyre.” W. G. SEBALD, The Rings of Saturn The expansion of the research into Market Prices saw the installation become a stage-like repository at HOARD in Leeds where it was presented as a collection of […]