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Picture Perfect Political Art
reprinted in Un Anthology, Melbourne, 2017

Banging Boxes & Bashing Women: Cassandra Tytler’s I'm Sorry
published for the column Audiovision, RealTime No.133, Sydney, 2016

Panoptic Spreadsheets & Political Art: Exit (exhibition)
published for the column Audiovision, RealTime No.131, Sydney, 2016

Tokyo
for the series The Grand Tour: Cities Shaped By Art, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2016

Don't Follow The Wind - Fukushima exclusion zone & Watari Gallery, Tokyo
published in Frieze No.175, London, 2015

The Reflecting Screen: How Artists Address Media
published in the Technologism exhibition catalogue, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2015

The Art Of Gundam – review
for the column Manga Museums & Anime Art, Madblogs, Madman Entertainment, Melbourne, 2015

Voiding Effects and Terrorized Language: Video & The Unreality of ISIS (Part 2)
published in Kill Your Darlings No.23, Melbourne, 2015

Attack On Titan – review
for the column Manga Museums & Anime Art, Madblogs, Madman Entertainment, Melbourne, 2015

Sine Qua Son: Considering the Sine Wave Tone in Electronic Art
published in Abstract Video Art, University of California Press, Los Angeles, 2015

Panel participant - "Don't Follow The Wind"
for the Don't Follow The Wind Fukushima Exclusion Zone exhibition, Watari Museum, Japan, 2015

Tokyo Art Meeting 5: Seeking New Genealogies: Bodies / Leaps / Traces
published in Real Time No.125, Sydney, 2015

Nobuya Hoki, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
published in Frieze No.168, London, 2014

Frederick Wiseman's National Gallery
published in Artforum online, New York, 2014

Naoki Urasawa: 20th Century Artist
published in MadBlogs February, Madman Entertainment, Melbourne, 2014

Illuminated Edifices & Audiovisual Effigies: Lighting The Sails
published for the column Audiovision, in RealTime No.122, Sydney, 2014

Hayayo Miyazaki's The Wind Rises
- published on Frieze magazine blog, May 2014, London

Mouthing Politics – Breathing Politics: Significant Others
published for the column Audiovision, in RealTime No.121, Sydney, 2014

Theoretical Drag & Textual Disco: I was a drummer in Art & Text
- symposium talk transcribed for Impresario: Paul Taylor, The Melbourne Years, 1981-1984 Monash University Press, Melbourne, 2013

Popism & The Now
- 1982 paper reprinted in Impresario: Paul Taylor, The Melbourne Years, 1981-1984 Monash University Press, Melbourne, 2013

Non-Human Speech & Listening Cameras: Vocal Folds
published for the column Audiovision, in RealTime No.116, Sydney, 2013

Tomoko Konoike: Distilling the Natural. Imagining the Unnatural.
catalogue essay for Tomoko Konoike, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, 2013

I do not come from your planet.
published in Making Worlds: Art & Science Fiction, Surpllus, Melbourne, 2013

Tokusatsu Comes Alive
published in MadBlogs February, Madman Entertainment, Melbourne, 2013

Tokusatsu: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
published in Frieze No.152, London, 2013

Island Nation: After The Tsunami
published in Frieze No.144, London, 2012

Graphic Cinema
published in Artlines, 2011 - issue 4, Brisbane

More Priapic Than Haptic: Marcel Duchamp's Etant donnes
published in Australian New Zealand Journal of Art, Vol.11 No.1, Brisbane, 2011

Perilous, Pliable, Projected
catalogue essay for Cassandra Tytler, Finland, 2011

Ego Logos & Euclidean Cum Shots
catalogue essay for Emile Zile, Diane Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne, 2011

Future Horror?
panel contribution in conjunction with the exhibition 2112: IMAGINING THE FUTURE, Kalaide Theatre, Melbourne, 2011

Art & Creativity
panel contribution for GOMA Talks, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2011

Fucking (verb) People (noun)
panel contribution for Erotic Fan Fiction evening, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne, 2011

The 'Atomisation' of Cultural Signage (or, More Dumb Semiotics in Contemporary Art)
published in National Association for the Visual Arts Quarterly, September, Sydney, 2010

Hey, You (or, So You Want To Talk About Art & Politics)
Wall text series and catalogue essay for the exhibition ART AND POLITICS, Linden Gallery, Melbourne, 2010

Tezuka's Gekiga: Behind The Mask
reprinted in Manga: An Anthology Of Global & Cultural Perspectives, Continuum, London 2010

Kazuna Taguchi: Silent Sirens From The Floating World
catalogue essay for exhibiton at Void+, Tokyo, 2009

Delusional Praxis & Cinematic Immolation in Ecstasy of Angels
Un, Volume 3 No.2, Melbourne, 2009

Loving Hating Men
catalogue essay for The Kingpin's Welcome To The Jingle, VIDEO SWELL, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2009

What Goes In, Comes Out"
- presented as part of TOMORROW THE WORLD, Westspace, Melbourne

EVAPORATED MUSIC 2: Voicing Satan
- Westspace, Melbourne, 2009

Enlarge Your Penis Now: Script-writing as self-help for a sick industry
catalogue essay for Emile Zile, Unheard Cinema Festival, Netherlands, 2009

EVAPORATED MUSIC 2: Voicing Satan
unpublished talk delivered as part of TRACE ELEMENTS, Performance Space, Sydney, 2009

Deliverer of Rants
published in Photofile No.85, Sydney, 2008

EVAPORATED MUSIC, Revoicing & Gendered Vocalization
in conjunction with the exhibition VIDEO LOGIC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2008

The Unradicality of Art: Self-centring Artists, Mediarised Crackpots & Alchemical Conductors
Column No.2 - 2008 Biennale of Sydney Critical Response, Artspace, Sydney, 2008

The Visual Arts & Pop Music - Like a Cat Fucking A Dog
unpublished talk delivered at the forum PLAY IT LOUD Artists' Week, Adelaide, 2008

Die, Warhol, Die
catalogue essay for the exhibition ANDY WARHOL, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 2007

Andy Warhol - Symposium
in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition ANDY WARHOL, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 2007

Australian Art After Andy Warhol
panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition ANDY WARHOL, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 2007

Writer's Talk
floor talk on selected Warhol works in the exhibition ANDY WARHOL, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 2007

Corrupted By Depth
catalogue essay to Gary Carsley's SCENIC ROOT, Contemporary Art Projects Space, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2007

The Many Deaths Of Andy Warhol
excerpt reprinted in catalogue to LIVING ELVIS, RMIT Gallery Press, Melbourne, 2007

Introduction to Osamu Tezuka's manga
unpublished slide lecture, Brisbane Writers Festival, Brisbane, 2007

From Boring Video Art to Pseudo Cinema
unpublished talk in conjunction with the exhibition CENTRE POMPIDOU VIDEO ART 1965-2005, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, 2007

various floor talks on Osamu Tezuka's manga
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2007

'n_scape' and 'Becoming' as Acts of Japanese Art
published in Bijutsu Techo Vol.59 No.890, Tokyo, January 2007

The RAPT! Symposium - a Wandering Wrap-Up of Ideas Surfaced
published in the 2nd Volume catalogue for RAPT! 20 CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FROM JAPAN, Tokyo, 2007

various floor talks on Osamu Tezuka's manga
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne & Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2006/2007

Misreading Manga
published in Tezuka - The Marvel of Manga, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2006

Tezuka's Gekiga - Behind The Mask
published in Tezuka - The Marvel of Manga, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2006

Drag Mash
panel contribution, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, 2006

n-scape Japan: Traversing Contemporary Japanese Art
panel contribution for the RAPT! 20 CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FROM JAPAN symposium, Asialink, Melbourne, 2006

Prismatic Japan: Angles on Contemporary Japanese Art
Catalogue essay for RAPT! 20 CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FROM JAPAN, Tokyo/Melbourne
, 2006

Manga & Anime in Australia
published in Wochi Kochi No.13, Tokyo
, October 2006

Singapore Biennale 2006
published in Flash (CCP Newsletter), Melbourne, October
2006

Favourite Things: Edouard Detaille's massive Vive l'empereur (1891)
commissioned by The Good Weekend - unpublished due to use of the word "precum"
, Sydney, 2006

Yes - Media Arts in Australia Still Sucks
panel contribution, VITAL SIGNS, Australian Centre for Moving Image, Melbourne, 2005

Smells Like Risky Business
c
atalogue essay for the RISK exhibition, Kings ARI, Melbourne, 2005

Aural Gazing - Japanese Audio-Vision
catalogue essay & screening notes for Experimenta's VANISHING POINT exhibition, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, 2005

Dragging Wild Angels, Fat Hogs & Cycle Sluts Down To Hell
catalogue essay for the King Pins' RHAPSODY HAPPPENS, Artspace, Sydney, 2005
Republished for RHAPSODY HAPPENS, Gertrude Contemporary Artspace, Melbourne, 2006

Curating Video Art 101
published in Photofile No.74, Sydney, 2005

Dumb About Japan
published in Mesh No.17, Melbourne, 2004

Legions in the Ceiling
published in UN No.2, Melbourne, 2004

Picture Perfect Political Art
published in UN No.1, Melbourne, 2004

I Am Van Helsing
catalogue essay for ESCAPE OPTION, Westspace, Melbourne, 2004

Fashion Body-Becoming, Post-Cloth, & Inverted Gesture
unpublished talk delivered at
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, as part of INTERMESH forum on fashion, 2004

The City Is A Sewer
catalogue essay (edited) for Callum Morton, part of the FACE UP exhibition of contemporary Australian Art, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2003
complete unedited version reprinted in catalogue for Callum Morton's "More Talk About Buildings & Mood", MCA Publications, Sydney
, 2004

Oooh You're Hot
catalogue essay for Chris Langton exhibition, Tolarno Gallery, Melbourne, 2003

Burnt In Burnt Out
catalogue essay for Phip Murray animation, ABC Strange Attractors national website/gallery, 2003

Techno Collapse: Sound in the Age of Mechanical Malfunction
published in Like No.15, Sound Art special issues, Melbourne, 2003

Manga As Art
unpublished talk delivered at Art Gallery of New South Wales, in conjunction with THE FOUR SEASONS - JAPANESE ART, Sydney, 2003

Rock Stars & Fag Hags - Art & Pop Music
unpublished talk delivered at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2003

Baby, You're The Right Kind Of Wrong: Pop Music, Cinema & Other Holes
published in Photofile No.66, Sydney, 2002

Play With Me
catalogue essay for Vanessa Sowerwine's PLAY WITH ME
@ 200 The Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2002

Pale Glitter - Fat Sound
catalogue essay for NONE MORE BLACKER @ 200 Gertrude St., Melbourne, 2001

Please Stop with the Boring Video Art
published in Like No.9 - Melbourne, 2000

Being There
catalogue essay for Dominic Redfern's BEING THERE @ 200 Gertrude St., Melbourne, 2000

Empty
catalogue essay for Glen Sloggett's EMPTY @ the Center for Contemporary Phorography, Melbourne, 2000

The Rising Sun Set: The West's Fascination with Japan
unpublished panel discussion, The Melbourne Writer's Festival, Melbourne, 1999

Re-inventing Tradition & Reverence for the Superficial
unpublished paper delivered @ an Asian Arts Society of Australia forum, Caulfield Arts Centre, Melbourne, 1999

Dark Plastic The Art Of Maria Kozic
published in Free Life WIth Franchise, Mambo Publications, Sydney, 1998

Hope You Die Before I Get Old
published in Like No. 5, Melbourne, 1998

Fear of the Abstract: In the Void of the Tele-Audio-Visual
unpublished catalogue essay for SYNTHETICS video art exhibition, Power Museum, Sydney - 1998

Digital Art - Four Manias
catalogue essay for the exhibtion TRICK OR TREAT @ 200 Gertrude St., Melbourne, 1997

Punk Art School
unpublished talk delivered @ a forum in conjunction with the PUNKULTURE exhibition, Performing Arts Museum, Melbourne, 1997

Report: Manga & Anime in Australia
published in Comickers No.6, Japan, 1997

J'Taime Ginga Tetsudo 999
programme notes for stage musical version of Reiji Matsumoto's GALAXY EXPRESS 999, Japan, 1997

Op Shop Culture: Aesthetics In Mothballs
published in Like No.1, Melbourne, 1996

If You Read This You're A Dickhead - or - You've Got To Be Fuckin' Kidding: Infectious Humour, Affected Art & Referential Effect
catalogue essay for WIT'S END, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1993

Apocalyptic Scenarios In Japanese Pop Culture
unpublished talk/slide-lecture delivered @ the 41st Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, 1991

Book Review: 'Post Pop Art'
published in Agenda No.6, Melbourne, 1990

Re-Generation: Robert Rooney as Pop
catalogue essay for the exhibition "From The Homefront - Robert Rooney works 1953-1988", Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, 1990

Post Punk Graphics: The Displaced Present, Perfectly Placed
published in Stuffing No.3, Melbourne, 1990

Ingrained In Grain
unpublished talk delivered @ the Photography & Postmodernism forum, Victorian Centre for Photography, Melbourne, 1990

Comics, RAW, Topps, Kids & Dinosaurs
published in Art & Text No.33, Sydney, 1989

Comics Aged
published in Editions Review No.2, Sydney, 1989

Some Work By Warhol
unpublished talk delivered @ the Warhol In Australia exhibition, Monash Gallery, Melbourne, 1989

The Corpse Of Modernism & The Blood Of Jackson Pollock
published in Art & Australia, Sydney, Spring 1988

Alphabets
published in Stuffed No.1, Melbourne, 1988

A Face Without A Place: Identity In Contemporary Australian Art
published in Art & Text No.16, Melbourne, 1988

Maria Kozic's SELF PORTRAIT
brief catalogue statement on Maria Kozic's commission for the Australian National Gallery's 1988 Bicentennial Print Folio

Pop Art Now
unpublished talk delivered @ the Pop Art forum, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1988

Response: The Seventies
published in On The Beach, Winter 1987, Sydney

As Deaf As A Bat
published in Streetwise Flash Art: Is There A Future For Cultural Studies, Power Institute publications, 1987

The Many Deaths Of Andy Warhol
published in Art & Australia, Spring 1987, Sydney

Notes On The Irrelevance Of Performance Art
unpublished talk delivered @ a forum on performance art, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 1987

Western Spaghetti & Spaghetti Westerns
catalogue essay for Maria Kozic in the 1986 Venice Biennale


On-popular Culture

unpublished talk delivered @ Popular Culture week, Melbourne University, 1986

Romantic Agony
panel member, State Film Theatre, Melbourne, 1986

Somewhere between Art & Writing
unpublished talk delivered @ the Artspace Theory forum, Artspace, Sydney, 1985

Glimpses Of The Present
published in Tension No.8, Melbourne, 1985

Pop Art Now
unpublished talk delivered @ the Pop Art forum, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1985

Maria Kozic Spots The Difference
published in Art & Text/ZG No.15, Melbourne/ London, 1984

Theatre Is The Most Dead Of All Arts
published in ZX, August 1984, Sydney

Monsters From The Id
catalogue essay for Maria Kozic exhibition at Tolarno Gallery, Melbourne, 1984

I Say - You Say - Popular Culture
unpublished talk delivered @ the Visual Arts Conference, Perth Festival, 1984

The Image-Go- Round
unpublished talk delivered @ the Artists' Week, Adelaide Festival, 1984

Perversity
unpublished talk delivered @ the Futurfall Conference on Postmodernism, Sydney University, 1984

No Comment On Images
unpublished talk (with Adrian Martin) delivered @ the Futurfall Conference on Postmodernism, Sydney University, 1984

Visions of Reality
published in Stuff No.6, Melbourne, 1983

Not The Black & White Minstrel Show
published in Art Network No.13, Sydney, 1983

Denim Schmenim
published in Stuff No.1, Melbourne, 1983

Art Dumb
catalogue essay for Maria Kozic exhibition at Roslyn Oxley Gallery, Sydney, 1983

Gone With The Wind: Meaning in Contemporary Australian Art
unpublished talk delivered @ the Perspecta forum, Power Institute, Sydney & the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 1983

Art & Politics: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
unpublished talk delivered @ the Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, 1983

The Archeology of Culture (with Adrian Martin)
published in Cantrilles' Filmnotes No.35/36, Melbourne, 1982 Popism & The Now unpublished talk delivered @ the Tasmanian School Of Art, Hobart, 1982

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