Lurk Burley Griffin
About the work
Lurk Burley Griffin engages with the lake and its surrounds as a site of mystery, fecundity, threat and transformation. A trail of short video works by Anderson, Florance, Malins and Smith feature poetry, visuals and soundscapes exploring what waits beneath the surface and lingers at the edge, both literally and metaphorically. Come and loiter. Dip your toes in or immerse yourself – it is up to you.
About the artist
Zoe Anderson is a spoken word poet and performer. Her creative practice is rooted in place, specificity and playful imagination. Zoe has performed locally, nationally and internationally. Highlights include featuring at the 2018 Queensland Poetry Festival for her solo show Anabranch, and being a finalist for the Australian Poetry Slam in 2015. Zoe has also written and performed two poetry shows with fellow poet Raphael Kabo, This Circular City and Fox and Witch. @zoeandherwords
Caren Florance works with text in many ways, from letterpress printing to art installations to wrangling public poetry happenings like the 2018 Contour 556 work Signs of Life. She teaches design, art and writing at ANU and UC. Her latest vispo work is Lost in Case (Cordite Books, 2019), which has been casually described as a ‘excellent feminist puzzle book’. http://carenflorance.com
Jacqui Malins is a stunt poet, spoken word performer and multi-disciplinary artist. She works across text, performance, video and other media, and has collaborated with musicians and theatre-makers. Jacqui has performed at a variety of events and festivals, was a resident at Banff Centre for Creativity and the Arts’ Spoken Word 2019 program, and has shown artwork across a range of media in solo and group exhibitions in the ACT, NSW, QLD and Tasmania. https://www.jacquimalinsart.com
Melinda Smith is an award-winning Canberra poet working at the intersection of written and spoken word, textual installation and musical performance. She’s written seven books of poetry and won the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Award. Previous collaborations (including with Caren Florance) have seen her work in artist’s books, on postcards, on film, in galleries in Canberra, Sydney and McKay, on digital traffic signs (Contour 556 2018), and performed with a chamber ensemble and an improvisational dance troupe. https://www.facebook.com/melindasmithpoet/