Emotions: embodiment and performativity

About the project

This is the project space for research around emotions, with a focus on the intersections of creativity, culture, and wellbeing with embodiment and performativity.


jan bru

Jan Hendrik Brüggemeiers’ artistic interests lay in sound art and spaces for communication in the city. He holds an MFA in Media Arts & Design from the Bauhaus University Weimar, where he graduated from the chair for Experimental Radio. He relocated from London, where he worked for the AA School of Architecture, to Melbourne to take on his Creative PhD at the Centre for Creative Arts at La Trobe University where he now resides. Website: www.neture.org

Angie Black

Anne Berg

Carol Panglis

Claire Farley

David Azul

David Hirst

David Hirst composes electroacoustic music and researches music and sound perception. Selected works can be heard on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/david-hirst-1/ Some performance highlights of Hirst's work are the selection, in 2012, of a work for the Ear to the Earth site to commemorate the 100th anniversary of John Cage - at http://www.eartotheearth.org/johnx100_7.html#47 Hirst has lectured on electronic music at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and La Trobe University, where he served as Head of the Music Department. Hirst studied composition with Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham. He has published extensively on electroacoustic music, in journals such as Organised Sound, Array, Chroma, Sounds Australian, New Music Articles, Press Press Magazine. Hirst completed a PhD with a music composition folio and a music psychology thesis at the University of Melbourne, and subsequently became a Senior Research Fellow in the Music and Neurocognition Laboratory of the School of Behavioural Sciences. He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor in Music at the Centre for Creative Arts.

Dick Turner

Felicity Collins

Geoffrey Brown

Hugh Davies

Jane Belfrage

Jeff Malpas

John Benson

Karina Quinn

Karina Quinn is an emerging writer working in queer theory, fictocriticism, and post-structuralist and feminist theories of the body, subjectivity, and self. She writes fictocriticism, short fiction, and poetry, and is currently writing her PhD titled 'this body, written' at La Trobe University, Melbourne. Her most recent publication is ‘the body that moves the hand that writes’ in TEXT Journal.

Linda Wheeler

Marie Santilla

Natalie Pirotta

Natalie is a painter and a scholar. She is interested in integrating traditional painting with contemporary video art, and her videos can be viewed on Vimeo. She recently completed her PhD thesis in which she wrote about the life and work of the nineteenth Century Australian landscape painter W.C. Piguenit through the prism of psychoanalytic theory, in particular Donald Winnicott’s theories of Transitional Space. As well as a work of scholarly research, her PhD explored the act of creating works of art in the private studio as well as in landscape settings through her own creative practice. Natalie’s artwork engages with popular culture, remixing themes from fairytales, myths, science fiction, and everyday life in her paintings. She has exhibited her work in various galleries in Melbourne, including the Fitzroy Gallery, 69 Smith Street, PerSquareMetre, and the Incinerator Gallery. She has also recently published a piece on the nineteenth century artist Harriet Halligan in Kannunah. You can view samples of Natalie's work on her website - http://nataliepirotta.tumblr.com/

Oliver Driscoll

Philipa Rothfield

Rebecca Waese

Rob Conkie

Rolando Caputo

Stephen Abblitt

I am a literary philosopher and post-critic who recently received my PhD for a critical-creative thesis addressing some intellectual homologies between James Joyce and Jacques Derrida, presented as a sequence of frustrated correspondences, missed encounters and abortive dialogues. I have recently published on nuclear criticism and the time of the thesis in 'Text', and have a ficto-memoir forthcoming in the 'James Joyce Quarterly', on mourning, touching, responsibility and hauntology experienced through reading a first edition of 'Ulysses'. My current research project examines the relationship between matter, meaning and modernity in Finnegans Wake, theorising a strategy of ‘quantum reading’. I am presently the co-ordinator of the Centre for Creative Arts.

Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas

Terrie Waddell

Vince Alessi

Wing-Yi Chan