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Expecting
Play With Me
Small Horrors
Hot Air
Swimming in Foreign Places
Girlplay: Brought to you by Microslut
Living Room

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Expecting

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A collaboration with Isobel Knowles
With Liam Fennessy

September 2002
Black Box, Melbourne
Part of the Experimenta House of Tomorrow exhibition.
An Experimenta New Visions Commission.

In the future, children don’t make friends, they give birth to them. So, what happens when a child’s fantasy of a living, breathing doll becomes a reality?

Meet Charlotte, an 8 year old girl. With a squeeze of her teddy bear, she gives birth to a playmate.

Expecting blends the real, the virtual and the not too distant future to examine the very contemporary notions of isolation and detachment. In an environment that appears nurturing, yet is ultimately controlling and lonely, a child’s body combines with a teddy bear to become a baby-making appliance. Your interaction with Charlotte does not serve to liberate her. Despite your best intentions, you can only perpetuate her disengagement with the social world.

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Play With Me

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May 2002
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

Enter a child’s play house and sit down. A small girl appears. Engage with her at your own risk.

Play With Me is an interactive installation that uses stop-motion animation and sound to create an uncertain reality. Events quickly escalate away from the viewer’s control and a terrible scene unfolds.

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Small Horrors

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Camilla Hannan and Van Sowerwine
June 2001
WestSpace Gallery, Melbourne

Take an illicit glimpse through a peephole into a tiny private world. Then wish you hadn’t.

Video, sound and sculpture take participants into a space of horror, domesticity and miniaturisation.

Small Horrors will be exhibited in Nouveau Noir, at 200 Gertrude Street, 10 May - 2 June 2002 as part of the 2002 Next Wave Festival

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Hot Air

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September 2001
Fitzroy Town Hall

A 2001 Melbourne Fringe Festival project exhibited in conjunction with Fringe Furniture. With Marc Cuthbertson, Anne Scambary, Jodie Goldring and Tim Tim.

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Swimming in Foreign Places


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Outdoor surround sound and video installation.
Corner of Bowen and LaTrobe Sts, Melbourne.
September 2001.
Curated by Camilla Hannan.
With Camilla Hannan, Nat Bates and
Justine Poplin .

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Girlplay: Brought to you by Microslut


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Web installation at Time's Own
Curated by nat bates.
First Site Gallery, RMIT
1999 Melbourne Fringe Festival, September 1999.

- Highly Commended, Visual Arts Category, 1999 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
- Also exhibited in Welcome to Junkiesville, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, February 2001

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Living Room



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Interactive installation at Plummet
Cardigan St, RMIT
1998 Melbourne Fringe Festival

September 1998

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