Creative Works

See below a selection of creative works by r e a (1993 – 2019)

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Listen_UP, r e a & Judy Atkinson, 2019, 7.2 Channel Audio Installation. 

Professor Judy Atkinson
r e a and her mum (Brenda Leslie) 2019

Listen_UP, r e a & Judy Atkinson, 7.2 Ch Audio installation by Andrew Belletty with Missi Mel Pesa and Nardi Simpson. Exhibited at The Big Anxiety-Empathy Clinic, Galleries UNSW, Sydney 27 SEP 2019 — 16 NOV 2019.

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‘Vaguely Familiar’: haunted identities, contested histories, Indigenous futures

Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Anthropology, UNSW Art & Design, University of New South Wales 2019.

‘Vaguely Familiar’: haunted identities, contested histories, Indigenous futures is a practice-led PhD consisting of three creative works and a written thesis, which is intended as a contribution to Australian Indigenous new media theory and practice; a text written ‘by and for’ Aboriginal artists, not just ‘about’ us, following the eminent Aboriginal academic and activist Marcia Langton.  My practice-led research develops a methodology of decolonisation which un-stories dominant colonial frameworks and re-Indigenises a critical capacity for creative work. Through responding to personal memory and a politics of resistance, this PhD re-examines identity politics, gender, sexuality and the performance of Aboriginality. My thesis follows a journey across the development of three experimental art works [Native (2015) Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (2016), and Pause (2019)] from re-imaging the colonial archive, to the practice of Indigenous research protocols, to learning to listen to country…

PAUSEsingle-channel video & sound work

Pause, is a experimental video work that explores the act of walking on country, a repetitive experience I participated in with my maternal grandfather and grandmother at different times in my early life.

Still image, PAUSE (single-channel video/sound) 2019
Still image, PAUSE (single-channel video/sound) 2019

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Native series (2015)

Add some Native text here…

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PolesApart series (2009)

1 x single-channel video & 4 x large c-type photographic triptyches