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Agora, 2019

A video essay that explores the fraught history of the public square in Melbourne and examines the relationship between resistance, capitalism and democracy with regard to public space and private interest. 

Agora, 2019, single screen .mov file with sound (video still – please view in full here).



Install shot, Blindside, Australia. Photographer: Christian Capurro.



Fehrbellin (Proposition for a Monument), 2018

A proposition for a monument to forgotten women at the Arbeitserziehungslager (AEL) Fehrbellin, a former labour camp for women during WWII in North-East Germany. The project comprises a proposal for a sculptural object made of hemp – the fibre manufactured at the camp – as well as photographic and video documentation of the site in its current state (see below).


Fehrbellin (Proposition for a Monument – documentation of site), 2018, single screen .mov file with sound (video still – please view in full here).


Fehrbellin (Proposition for a Monument – documentation of site), 2017, Digital photograph 


Crowd Theory, 2016-2017

A body of work comprising a video-essay, choral performance and text, which investigate the potential of poetic, non-violent forms of collective resistance to create lasting social change.


Crowd Theory, 2016, single screen .mov file with sound (video still – please view in full here).


Install shot, Bus Projects, Australia. Photographer: Christo Crocker.


Documentation of choral performance. Photographer: Jesse Dyer.



How Not To Be Seen, 2015-2016

A video essay that examines the paradoxical position of being ‘hidden in plain sight’. Using found footage and voiceover, it considers the hierarchies of perception that result in the difference between being invisible and simply not being seen.  


How Not To Be Seen, 2015, single screen .mov file with sound (video still – please view in full here).


Install shot, Victorian College of the Arts Graduate Exhibition, 2015. Photographer: Clare Rae.



Deleted Scenes, 2015-2016

A video essay with a narrative voiceover that speaks to the Hollywood practice of recycling scrap footage of authentic events as filler for fictional films in the early 20th century. The work is composed of unused footage from my own digital archive, or ‘cutting room floor’.

Deleted Scenes, 2016, single screen .mov file with music by jonono neva (video still – please view in full here).


Install shot, Rooms with a View curated by Emma Collard, The Substation, Melbourne, Australia



I’m Trying, 2014

A video that uses body language to explore the dynamics of relationships between close friends and queer couples, taking cues from a party game with sexual overtones. In making the video, I was interested in how intimacy, power and embarrassment function in relation to one another.



I’m Trying, 2014, single screen .mov file (video still – please view in full here).


Georgia Robenstone, I’m Trying, 2014, installed at Peel Street Park in Collingwood Australia in August/September 2018