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#29 – Joseph Burgess: 'Koalas are f***ed'


House Conspiracy's Jonathan O'Brien chats with Joseph Burgess about the life of an artist on the road.

The works of Joseph Burgess concern palaeontology, the destruction of sacred sites and identity . Combining stop motion animation and time based video art with an anthroposophical sentiment The Australian Mega Fauna project aims to celebrate Australia’s natural history and the oldest culture on the planet.

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Introducing: Love Letters to F***bois Presents: #1 – The Politics of Sleeping With Younger Men


This week we bring you a cross-broadcast and introduction to a new show: Love Letters to F***bois Presents, hosted by Melina Wightman and Lia Stark, available everywhere except iTunes (though soon to be iTunes). You can also check them out here:

In this letter, the ladies discuss their love of the ;’Mrs Robison’ character in dating. They look at the pros and cons of dating someone who thinks dial-up is just a way to booty-call someone. 

#28 – Craig Garrett: 'The creative process can't be compartmentalised'


House Conspiracy's Jonathan O'Brien chats with local writer and community radio hero Craig Garrett about juggling projects, having discipline, and the dangers (or lack of dangers) posed by modern technology.

Craig Garrett is a Brisbane-based radio and sound producer, creative writer and journalist. He’s produced documentaries for the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) and 4ZZZ; he’s produced soundscape recordings for festivals; and his work is available on Soundcloud and via 4ZZZ & ZED DIGITAL (Brisbane), 3CR (Melbourne), 2SER (Sydney) and nationally via the Community Radio Network: CRN.

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#27 – The SUI Ensemble: 'We always respond to what the audience gives us'

House Conspiracy's Jonathan O'Brien chats with Sampson Smith and Dan Gough of The SUI Ensemble about interactivity, working with an ever-changing team of collaborators, and the shock factor of their work.

The SUI Ensemble have been making provocative theatre work in Brisbane for the last 3 years. Comprised of 8ish resident members, the group work has debuted several performances in non-conventional spaces across Brisbane. Since their landmark work The Suicide Show, which toured interstate in 2015 to last year’s Anywhere Award Winning work Awful Big Adventure, SUI have strived to put audiences first.

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#26 – Adam Anderson: 'Categories were invented to control and keep an eye on people'

House Conspiracy's Jonathan O'Brien chats with Adam Anderson about identity, performance, Instagram, and taking the middle path.

Currently undertaking a PhD in Griffith University, Adam’s practice incorporates masquerade performance, video, animation, projection, sound, drawing, photography and wearable art. His work intersects an eclectic array of cultural, social, religious and gendered icons through an immersive and charged ritualistic methodology which explores the ontological premise of identity.

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#25 – Tess Mehonoshen: 'Conservation is futile'

House Conspiracy's Jonathan O'Brien sits down with Tess Mehonoshen to discuss decay, writing papers, documentation, and the new necessity of incorporating digital with analogue.

Tess Mehonoshen examines the contemporary phenomena of transient living and the ensuing disconnection that occurs with loss of place. Seeking to mimic and disrupt the separation between urban/rural through material ambiguity, categorisations of ‘place’ are questioned. The sculptures remain in a continual state of decay, eroding and disintegrating upon contact.

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#24 – Holly Anderson on how to 'win the game of art'

House Conspiracy's Jonathan O'Brien sits down with Holly Anderson to talk about the 'art-act'.

Holly Anderson works principally with painting and drawing mediums with an emphasis on theatrical installation practice. Her strong concerns for narrative, simulation and notions of femininity are found continually in performed reconstructions of a continuing series of mythic or autobiographic events, neither of which is privileged or defined. Between a concern for the theatrical, traditional materials and immersive installation, playful interactions between her work and the viewer are warmly invited.

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#23 – April Giblin: 'Their stories become the colours'

House Conspiracy's Jonathan O'Brien sits down with April Giblin to chat about colour, queer communities, and the respectful processes that surround telling others' stories.

April Giblin experiments with portraiture by using colours to evoke emotion to tell a story. Her art style flirts and blurs the lines between Fauvism, Colour Field, Abstraction and Portraiture. Aprils’ work carries an underlying theme about reality and the human condition. In her recent work, April is exploring gender and sexuality by documenting people and their experiences in the 21st century.

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