Sumukah Sivanesan

“i like getting people to talk about it, trying to unpack it and sit in these spaces that we don’t have a simple answer to. that there is no answer to really, it’s just a bit uncomfortable.” SS

“we defer to what we’re taught” SS

Sumukah Sivanesan is a research focused artist whose texts, videos, installations, performances, interventions and events serve as a platform for discussion and collaboration.

we talk about:

  • the white vanishing trope in white australian mythology
  • the jane duff story
  • tony birch
  • amy spiers
  • colonial history
  • the anti-monument
  • lindy chamberlain
  • anxiety of the bush
  • aboriginal perspective in history
  • post-colonialism vs post-colonising
  • Aileen Moreton-Robinson


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Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

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