MALCOLM WHITTAKER is a young-ish man from Sydney who works as an interdisciplinary artist, writer, researcher and performer. He does this in solo pursuits, as a founding member of performance collective Team MESS and in collaborations with other artists and non-artists. His work is made and executed through the engagement of participants and collaborators in the framing of play spaces that adopt social forms and rituals of popular culture and the everyday. These works have been situated in theatre and gallery situations, site-specific and public interventions, performance lectures, film shoots, phone calls, support groups, walks in the park, letters in the mail and the borrowing of books from the library. He has made and presented work across Australia, as well as in the UK and Finland. Selected presentations of work in 2014 included Ignoramus Anonymous at State Library NSW, Waverley Council Library, The Festival of Live Art at Arts House (Melbourne), The Sonic Social Performance Space program at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney) and The Wheeler Centre (Melbourne); My Best Friend with Performance Space in Sydney, with Field Theory in Melbourne and at Junction Arts Festival in Launceston; Jumping the Shark Fantastic at Campbelltown Arts Centre, BINGO Unit with Team MESS and Country Arts South Australia and Trojans with Team MESS for the Tiny Stadiums Festival. Malcolm is a PhD candidate and has been a part-time lecturer at the University of Wollongong’s School of Creative Arts. He is also a semi-regular contributor to Real Time magazine.