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#49 – Jeanette Stok on science, art, and action

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Scientist and artist Jeanette Stok sits down with House Conspiracy's Jonathan O'Brien to discuss the minute details of things.

Jeanette Stok is both an artist and a scientist. She is particularly interested in how repetitive actions are an integral component of the everyday, the generation of knowledge, identity and heritage. Her practice combines drawing, printing, sculpture and video and she recently completed her BFA at QCA (2016).

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#48 – Cami Duran & Nick Rees: 'Imperfection makes the work feel earnest'

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Comic book duo Cami Duran & Nick Rees sit down with House Conspiracy's Jonathan O'Brien to talk about growing up overseas, as well as how their journeys are the same and how they differ.

Camila Duran and Nick Rees are comic book artists working on visual stories about displacement and identity, using their experiences growing up overseas to explore setting as character.

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#47 – Michelle Vine on the importance of empathic embrace

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Artist of many hats Michelle Vine sits down with Jonathan O'Brien to talk about empathic embrace, collaboration, and the differences between galleries and museums.

Michelle Vine is a contemporary artist and photographer who graduated from QCA in 2016. She has travelled across Queensland and to Germany for her feminist art-science project based on German Naturalist Amalie Dietrich. Her photography has documented her own intimate performances and experimental work by a range of Brisbane artists.

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#46 – Gemma Elsom: 'It never occurred to me to lie'

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Actor and artist Gemma Elsom sits down with House Conspiracy's Jonathan O'Brien to talk about radical honesty, performance, and social media.

Gemma Elsom is a an artist from the Sunshine Coast, with a practice centred in performance. Combining a background in long form improv and the Meisner technique - her work calls for pure honesty from the audience as well as the actors. Gemma has developed a keen eye for producing experimental theatre and film work based in reality, specifically questioning what makes us who we are? And how do we feel about that?

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#45 – Hilary Davies on the house formerly known as Mascot

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Public historian Hilary Davies talks to House Conspiracy's Jonathan O'Brien about what it means to be a historian in 2017.

Brisbane writer and historian Hilary Davies writes Australian history books and articles, and historical fiction. She holds a PhD in history and is the author of Surveying Success, an award-winning book about life in colonial Queensland. She ‘turned Indie’ publisher in 2015, and as Isabella Hargreaves has released nine historical fiction ebooks.

See more of Hilary: houseconspiracy.org/hilary-davies

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#44 – Pipi Cucu Theatre on starting something new in Brisbane

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Performance artists Jason McKell and Elizabeth Bloomer of Pipí Cucú Theatre talk to House Conspiracy's Jonathan O'Brien about theatre, skill-sharing, and starting something new in Brisbane, Australia.

Pipí Cucú began life in 2016, as a collective that specialises in Physical and Visual Theatre. We are committed to providing access to training and performances, that are otherwise rare or unavailable within Australia. To date, these include our 2017 Clowning and Slapstick workshop with Scott Witt, held in Sydney NSW and our Cyr Wheel intensive with Dave Coombs, in Brisbane QLD.

Pipí Cucú is Elizabeth Bloomer, Jason Mckell, and Anna Straker.

See more of Pipi Cucu: houseconspiracy.org/pipi-cucu

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#42 – Anna Litwinowicz: physical/metaphysical

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Contemporary artist Anna Litwinovicz sits down with Jonathan O'Brien to talk about the natural shift of focus from the physical to the metaphysical.

Anna Litwinowicz is a Brisbane based emerging artist currently undertaking a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) at QUT. She explores a wide range of mediums but focuses primarily on the combinations of video, photography, installation and performance based works. The seeds to her ideas grow from the curious nature of human beings - the way we move, think and feel, plus everything in between.

See more of Anna: houseconspiracy.org/anna-litwinovicz

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#41: Helen Hardess & Jude Roberts: arts power duo

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Visual artists Helen Hardess and Jude Roberts sit down with Jonathan O'Brien to talk about responding to nature, presenting those responses, and the process of doing it all together.

Helen Hardess is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Art, Queensland College of Art majoring in Sculpture. Using a process-driven methodology in a spatial practice, she explores the layered and contesting social, cultural and economic responses to land, natural resources and the environment.

Jude Roberts is an artist who teaches across the mediums of drawing and print media in Brisbane and regional areas. The artesian waters of Australia are the focus of her work having lived at and experienced areas of the phenomena that is the Great Artesian Basin.

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#40 – Lachlan McKee: 'It felt natural to create work in conversation with the room'

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Visual artist and curator Lachlan McKee sits down with Jonathan O'Brien to talk about the curative process of creation, compartmentalisation, fashion, and the tactility of found objects.

Lachlan McKee is concerned with concepts of space, restraint, and tension between empty and resolute matter, whether that be physical or theoretical. He addresses this through a particularly sensitive treatment of materiality, utilising Launching <em>The Book of Dirt</em> by Bram Presser (November, 2017).<br />mediums from bitumen to charcoal. McKee was a finalist in the 2017 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Queensland College of Art.

See more of Lachlan: houseconspiracy.org/lachlan-mckee

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