Sites of Violence
Exploring the ways that cycles of violence and fear endure in Australian bodies and in Australian landscapes, hidden in plain sight.
In partnership with Sydney Environment Institute, Brand X, March Dance,
Sites of Violence merges artistic and academic understandings of human and non-human experiences of violence, and the processes, emotions, and meaning that this violence makes manifest. The purpose of this transboundary approach is to dismantle learned indifference by introducing multiple perspectives to old problems, whilst facilitating productively disruptive collaborations between researchers and artists.
By providing a framework that challenges artists and academics to step beyond their normal sphere of thought to combine various processes of knowledge creation and translation, Sites of Violence is both a clear-eyed examination of the systemic mechanisms of violence that underpin the human desire for control and domination, as well as a recognition of injustice for the landscapes and people who bear the burden of that violence. Through music, through performance, and through scholarship, the project will facilitate a series of interdisciplinary collaborations exploring the ways that cycles of violence and fear endure in Australian bodies and in Australian landscapes, hidden in plain sight.
Michelle St Anne, Renata Commisso, Imogen Cranna, Cloé Fournier, Maximillian Alduca, Marie-Louise Bethune, Dave Ellis, Jacques Emery, Will Hansen and Dan Mercer
Professor Megan Mackenzie (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Professor Kari Norgaard (Oregon State University, USA)
University of Sydney
Professor Danielle Celermajer (School of Government & International Relations), Hannah Della Bosca (School of Government & International Relations), Elizabeth Duncan (School of Geosciences), Assoc Prof Bruce Issacs (Department of Art History), Dr Carolyn McKay (Sydney School of Law), Dr Damien Ricketson (Conservatorium of Music), Heather Shannon (Conservatorium of Music) Professor Chris L Smith, Assoc Prof Dinesh Wadiwel (School of Sociology and Social Policy)