From April 9 to April 11 Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC or fa-kak) hosted the Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival (CPAF or see-paf) which included a 2 day symposium. I spoke on the Indigenous Intellectual Property Panel about the role of the writer. After a very academic, over theorised, over talked two days I’m struggling to find the words, any words really to articulate my experience.
So instead I thought I would summarise my symposium experience into 10 tweet sized (140 characters) sound bites with images I found on the internet.
Do you mean that parasitic relationship between the artist and the critic?
Back patters is a nice word for circle jerk
I’m just a little confused about what your trying to do?
Sorry thats the last slide
All I wanted to be was a Mother Fucking Artist B.Arch
It’s like cultural health and safety
If you’re going to fuck someone over at least fuck them openly
Every panel has a rouge
The most important thing is a succession plan
Art is a weird place
“Of course, there are many ways to make art in the world and there are thousands of different art histories, yet the dominant lexicon of art seems to fit only one of these interpretations. Indigenous cultures have been exhibiting, curating and making for thousands of years. Today, in a multicultural society with engrained notions of class and race hierarchies, the underlying question is how we maintain the integrity and multiplicity of all art.”