Contributors: Helen Grace, Ian Hunter, Jane Goodall, Paul Redding, Rex Butler, John Frow, Yve-Alain Bois
Authors: Helen Grace, Ghassan Hage, Lesley Johnson, Julie Langsworth, Michael Symonds
Home/World is a series of reflections on the yearning for home and communality in the modern world. The writers explore these concepts through an analysis of the specific historical realities of urban living in 'Western Sydney'. The picket fence, the display home village, the town planner's map and the local restaurant are some of the sites through which the authors contemplate questions of spatiality, subjectivity, ethnicity and communality
Contributors: Paul Alberts, Ruth Barcan, Sally Begbie, Tim Benzie, Anne Bickford & Soibhan Lavelle, Roland Boer, Karen Brooks, David Burchell, Hazel Clark, Therese Davis, Jean Duruz & Carol Johnson, Anna Gibbs, Helen Grace, Peter Griffith, Kim Griggs, Harry Irwin, Roseanne Kennedy, Phillip Kent, Sara Knox, Catharine Lumby, Fiona Mackie, Kath McPhillips, Mica Nava, Jennifer Rutherford, Zoë Sofoulis, Mandy Thomas, Richard Wilding
Ubiquitous media and user-created content establish a new perception of the world that we might call 'particulate vision', involving a relation to reality that responds to the atomisation of contemporary experience especially apparent in social media. The book focuses on camera phone pictures - prosaic images - in Hong Kong, identifying their patterns, rhythms and tempo.
Contributors: Helen Grace, Wong Kin Yuen, D.N. Rodowick, Veronica Hollinger, Sean Cubit, Eivind Røssaak, Amy Chan Kit-Sze, Nevena Ivanova, Chris Berry and Janet Harbord, Felix Loi Ho Man, Michele Huang Tsung-yi and Chi-she Li
Speculations on the technical image as mediated relation to the world - techno cultural landscape as 'second nature' ...
An assemblage of documents, images, interviews, dates, references and links, providing access to sources on contemporary art and artists' groupings in Sydney, 1956-1990. The material contained here is a collection of traces, rather than a history - so let's call it a prehistory of the present. A random access database.
Research for this project was undertaken on a Writer's Fellowship, Australia Council for the Arts.
Exhibition Catalogue, John Batten Gallery Hong Kong /Mori Gallery Sydney, May - June 2009
'On the one hand, the fact is that in Hong Kong, where IPO - Emotional Economies takes place, the stock market is routinised as everyday life on a mass scale. On the other hand, Hong Kong is increasingly being white-washed of other markets, the streetwise and wet kind, in the name of urban development.' Yang Yeung