Phillips, Dr Perdita

Phillips, Dr Perdita

Contemporary Artist and Independent Scholar

Animals in contemporary art; interactions between human and nonhuman worlds; animals in science; critical natural histories; animal vocalisation and bioacoustics; interactions of nonhumans, humans, and places; nonrepresentational theory; ecosystemic thinking; history of science, especially field sciences such as ecology; eco-criticism and environmental ethics.

In 2017 I will be working on ‘anticipatory archives’ for Termites and Stygofauna; harnessing the speculative possibilities of contemporary art to envision new environmental futures. My work with animals overlaps with the wider network of nonhuman players in ecosystems and biomes.

2016 Radical Ecologies, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth. 2016 Delegate exhibition, H R Gallop Gallery, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. 2016 enhancement: MAKING SENSE, i3S Instituto de Investigãçao e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto. 2016 Caution workers below (termite Ouija board), as part of Love Letters to other worlds (Hacking the Anthropocene) IWCS Dickson St Space, Newtown 2016 Thirteen figurings: reflections on termites, from below. Animal Studies Journal, 5(1), 23-47. 2016 Night for Day: Anticipating Environmental Futures through Contemporary Art. GeoHumanities, 2(1), 239-247 2015 Bimblebox 153 Birds, Impress Printmakers Gallery, Brisbane; touring to Brisbane Writers Festival, State Library of Queensland and Gympie Regional Gallery. 2015 Remember Nature: a worldwide call by Gustav Metzger for a day of action to remember nature, action exhibition for Serpentine Gallery, London 2015 Termite Embassy as part of 2° – Global Warming and its Environmental Impact, Worldwide site specific works curated by AININ for artCOP21 (Paris). 2015 ‘What termites bring to critical hope’ at The ethics of hope? Posthumanism, life and climate change, La Trobe University, Melbourne 25-26 November 2015 ‘Termitaria: Underground Life’ at Neolife SLSA 2015 Conference, 1-3 October, The University of Western Australia.
contemporary art/ecology/science
contemporary art/environmental art/contemporary art theory/art as social practice
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