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#28

Editorial: Movement

We come to know movement by examining relationships between things. In these zones, there is time to consider, to contemplate and to feel into space. This issue of Runway, #28 MOVEMENT, has approached the perfomative, examining both the prevailing quality of contemporary practice to ‘move’, and the motivations and fascinations by which it is itself moved. As in Angela Garrick’s article, ‘Lee Lozano and the Unknown Line, movement is perceived as the process of ‘knowing the unknowing’.

Tim Woodward’s contribution, ‘Stuffed Artist’, plays with this concept. A series of gifs in comic-strip style depict a louche Pink Panther puppet, dressed in a beret and artist’s smock, manipulated by a puppeteer. Readjusting his limbs, she explains her method, ‘… [an] interesting triangle where I have to understand what he’s trying to communicate in order for me to make him alive appropriately’. Pip Wallis’ reflection on a workshop with Simone Forti also compels the reader to consider the unknown

Inside Issue #28

Hunting Ground: Dancing with Drones


Ann Finegan

The idea of a hunting ground can send a chill down the spine, a primitive touchstone to animalistic rites and dark nature. Popular franchises like The Hunger Games seem to tap into deep longing for rituals reactivating psyches dormant for centuries. Within the artificial construct of an adrenaline arena, humans fight or take flight. Something

The Body, Again


Henry Andersen

I. In the video, it is February, 2015. We see the chambers of the Turkish parliament in Istanbul. The parliament is in session to debate newly proposed legislation that would give increased powers to the Turkish police. The room is relatively full—members of the public are in attendance, some holding banners and chanting in opposition

While walking


Stella Rosa McDonald

I seem as in a trance sublime and strange To muse on my own separate phantasy, My own, my human mind, which passively Now renders and receives fast influencings, Holding an unremitting interchange With the clear universe of things around[1] Many of the things Ian Fairweather made never lasted. He painted on

Lee Lozano and The Unknown Line


Angela Garrick

The documentation of an art object, or an attempt at understanding and further representing a ‘real life’ event, is often imbued with senses of loss, confusion and ephemerality. The act of retracing can render such movements and legacies simply unknown. The encounter between object, event and spectator can be metaphorical and purely representational, the

Gaze-Daze: an Open Letter of Concern


Chloe Watson Victoria Maxwell

What is Gaze-daze? Gaze-daze can be understood as an environmentally specific iteration of vertigo, best described as the illusion of movement at a moment of stasis. Sufferers will often feel their head spinning and/or body swaying as if on a boat or attached to a pendulum. Less commonly, individuals note a sensation akin to

An Inside Look into an Inside Job


Brendan McCleary

If you visited NEW15, ACCA’s annual exhibition of emerging artists from Australia and New Zealand, chances are you were met with a shrug from one of the invigilators in the gallery.[1] Whether it was during a small interaction, a greeting, or mid-conversation, the invigilator would have shrugged at you at least once. I was one

Wish You Were Here


Friends with Deficits

Wish You Were Here is a new work by Friends with Deficits (Amelia Wallin, Lisa Mumford and Maria White), which exists as an virtual score and a live performance. Wish You Were Here blends the experience of the island as paradise with the island as prison. Found text from the letters of detained refugees creates a monologue

Zoo with Simone Forti


Pip Wallis

*This text was developed under the instruction of American artist and dancer Simone Forti on site at the Los Angeles Zoo, the location of much of Forti’s own research into movement.     Don’t look at snakes when we’re fighting Tree green serpent curled as water bowl The zebra stands still with its head raised

Manifesto of Decelerationism*


Laura Couttie

We stay awake at night, my contemporaries and I, we cannot sleep, for the streetlights shine like beacons through our windows, and Oh! the clamour of cars, buses, trucks—hissing, beeping, honking, whirring. The wailing of a siren sounds in the distance and quickly, moving ever closer, the noise louder and louder, reverberating as though


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Callout: #36 DANCE

**Proposals for content due 30 November 2017** **APPLY HERE: https://form.jotform.co/73186243243858** In an exciting collaboration, Issue #36 of Runway Australian Experimental Art Magazine will be presented in association with the 2018 Keir Choreographic Awards, presented by Carriageworks, Dancehouse and the Keir Foundation. Guest edited by Lizzie Thomson, the issue will be titled DANCE and will function as

TRAVEL BURSARY: HOBIENNALE 2017

**PROPOSALS DUE SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER** Runway is looking for a NSW based arts professional to attend Hobiennale (3-12 November – coverage dates negotiable). We want you to be our eyes and ears in Hobart, and so we are offering offering a travel bursary in return for your response and review of exhibitions and events at this key Tasmanian event. We’re

Travel Bursaries: Runway for TiNA

Runway and Critical Animals are offering two travel bursaries to support emerging writers from the Hunter Region and Western Sydney to attend this year’s This is Not Art (TiNA) in Newcastle. You will attend the festival (28 September – 1 October) and report on the event for Runway’s online platform, Conversations. The bursary includes: $500


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