How do we view creativity as labour? How do globalizing forces influence cultural production? What causes us to move or be moved?
My work has increasingly been shaped by big questions facing the arts and culture sectors, and over my career I have assumed leadership positions curating programs for arts organisations, public talks, development opportunities for artists, residency programs, and developing organisational strategy. I work closely with independent artists in particular, supporting critical discourse around practice and often acting as a dramaturg or ‘outside eye.’ I was acting director of choreographic research centre Critical Path (2012-2013; 2015); producer of interdisciplinary festival ReelDance (2007-2009); and am currently chair of artist-run organisation Readymade Works. I am often invited to contribute to arts assessment panels and am a peer on the registers of Create NSW and the Australia Council.
I hold an MA (New York University) and PhD (University of Sydney) in performance studies, and have taught in the areas of movement theory, digital media, performance ethnography, and intercultural practices at the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, and Macquarie University. I am currently an Honorary Associate in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, the School of Literature, Art and Media, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Sydney.
My current research integrates thinking around spatial design and practice, and the performance of space and place, in terms of global culture, the embodiment of national and cultural belonging, travel, and city planning.
intercultural and interdisciplinary practices; embodied experience of global culture; Asian and Asia-Pacific culture and performance; performance and experience design; digital technology; the city; theories of space and place; contemporary performance