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Currently Involved in research at Charles Sturt University.

Research Interests

My practice as an archivist and a media artist drives my research. In media art, I focus on obsolete media like 8mm film and, crucially, the situation in which we experience it. In archives, I focus on how government and community records are selected. Archives and media art come together in my work re-enacting media performances from the 1970s.

Recent research explores the following ideas:
- both embodiment and documentation play a role in keeping heritage that doesn’t digitise well. Passing on in person and recordings are both needed.
- use can strengthen ephemeral heritage. Creative reformatting through re-enactment and translation offers potential to both share and preserve some forms of heritage.
- all things are in contact so how do we determine where the heritage item ends in order to archive it?

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Creative Arts, PhD, Tending the Archive, University of Canberra

01 Aug 201421 Jul 2021

Award Date: 21 Jul 2021

Archives and Records, Graduate Diploma, Information Studies, Edith Cowan University

01 Mar 201101 Dec 2013

Award Date: 01 Dec 2013

Audio Visual Archives, Graduate Certificate, Audio visual archiving, Charles Sturt University

01 Feb 200501 Dec 2005

Award Date: 01 Dec 2005

Time-based art, Master of Fine Arts (research), Surface and Projection - an investigation of the event of cinema, University of New South Wales

01 Mar 200001 Dec 2004

Award Date: 01 Oct 2005

Film and television, Bachelor of Arts, Victorian College of the Arts

01 Mar 199101 Oct 1993

Award Date: 01 Jun 1994

External positions

Australian Society of Archivists council member, Australian Society of Archivists

01 Jul 2021 → …

Subject keywords

  • Archives
  • Media Art
  • Digital Preservation
  • Critical Heritage Studies


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