October 2010 Issue 234

  1 Electrofringe: NICOLAS LOW   S.W.A.M.P. (Studies of Work Atmosphere and Mass Production),  Consumer Index , ongoing site-specific performance showing Matthew Kenyon (one of the S.W.A.M.P. duo) ‘mouth-scanning’ in a supermarket. Image courtesy the artists

1 Electrofringe: NICOLAS LOW

S.W.A.M.P. (Studies of Work Atmosphere and Mass Production), Consumer Index, ongoing site-specific performance showing Matthew Kenyon (one of the S.W.A.M.P. duo) ‘mouth-scanning’ in a supermarket. Image courtesy the artists

  2 The subversive zines: SASHA GRISHIN    Butch, a zine about budgies  which is created by Jo Daniell

2 The subversive zines: SASHA GRISHIN

Butch, a zine about budgies which is created by Jo Daniell

  3 Connection, Dislocation, Reclamation and Innovation: The 2010 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award: JANE RAFFAN   Girringun Artists,  Bagu with Jiman,  ceramics, overall 165 x 410 x 90cm. Image courtesy the artists. All photographs this article by Regis Martin

3 Connection, Dislocation, Reclamation and Innovation: The 2010 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award: JANE RAFFAN

Girringun Artists, Bagu with Jiman, ceramics, overall 165 x 410 x 90cm. Image courtesy the artists. All photographs this article by Regis Martin

  4 Contemporary photography in Yogyakarta: the Case of Mes 56: ZHUANG WUBIN   Angki Purbandono,  Untitled  found photograph from the Anonymous  series (2006 - )

4 Contemporary photography in Yogyakarta: the Case of Mes 56: ZHUANG WUBIN

Angki Purbandono, Untitled found photograph from theAnonymous series (2006 - )

  5 art in the age of nanotechnolog: URSZULA DAWKINS   Victoria Vesna and James Gimzewski,  Nanomandala , 2010, video projection in collaboration with monks of the Gaden Lhopa Khangsten Monastery, India; sound by Anne Niemetz. Image courtesy the artists

5 art in the age of nanotechnolog: URSZULA DAWKINS

Victoria Vesna and James Gimzewski, Nanomandala, 2010, video projection in collaboration with monks of the Gaden Lhopa Khangsten Monastery, India; sound by Anne Niemetz. Image courtesy the artists

  6 Performosis and participatory performance art: SYLVIA SCHWENK   Francis Alys,  When faith moves mountains , 2002, documentation of performance in collaboration with Cuauhtémoc Medina and Rafael Oretega, Lima, Peru

6 Performosis and participatory performance art: SYLVIA SCHWENK

Francis Alys, When faith moves mountains, 2002, documentation of performance in collaboration with Cuauhtémoc Medina and Rafael Oretega, Lima, Peru

  7 Postcards from ParraMATaraki    ParraMATariki - Stories from Across the Sea  explores the traditions of weaving and storytelling in a contemporary, local context of Parramatta and Western Sydney, while incorporating traditions from overseas and their adaptation in Australian society. Curated by Kiri Morcombe, this exhibition coincided with the beginning of June when the rising of the Pleiades cluster of stars (Matariki) marks the beginning of the new year in the southern hemisphere

7 Postcards from ParraMATaraki

ParraMATariki - Stories from Across the Sea explores the traditions of weaving and storytelling in a contemporary, local context of Parramatta and Western Sydney, while incorporating traditions from overseas and their adaptation in Australian society. Curated by Kiri Morcombe, this exhibition coincided with the beginning of June when the rising of the Pleiades cluster of stars (Matariki) marks the beginning of the new year in the southern hemisphere

  8 Tim Burton: ERIN CONNAL   Director Tim Burton on the set of  Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street , with actor Johnny Depp (as Sweeney Todd). © 2007 by DreamWorks LLC and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. Photograph by Leah Gallo

8 Tim Burton: ERIN CONNAL

Director Tim Burton on the set of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, with actor Johnny Depp (as Sweeney Todd). © 2007 by DreamWorks LLC and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. Photograph by Leah Gallo

  9 David Serisier: BILL WRIGHT   Installation view, David Serisier exhibition, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney, 2010. image courtesy David Serisier and Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney. Photographs by Jenni Carter

9 David Serisier: BILL WRIGHT

Installation view, David Serisier exhibition, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney, 2010. image courtesy David Serisier and Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney. Photographs by Jenni Carter

  10 Artist , printmaker, sculptor: GW Bot: JAN JONES    Crucifixion , five-piece bronze relief sculpture, 135 x 185 x 8cm.Images courtesy GW Bot and Beaver Galleries, Canberra

10 Artist , printmaker, sculptor: GW Bot: JAN JONES

Crucifixion, five-piece bronze relief sculpture, 135 x 185 x 8cm.Images courtesy GW Bot and Beaver Galleries, Canberra

  11 Bill Brown: a prisoner of the passage?, LAURA FISHER    Ship of Fools I , 2007, acrylic and gouache on canvas, 153 x 215cm.Images courtesy Bill Brown and Wilson Street Gallery, Sydney

11 Bill Brown: a prisoner of the passage?, LAURA FISHER

Ship of Fools I, 2007, acrylic and gouache on canvas, 153 x 215cm.Images courtesy Bill Brown and Wilson Street Gallery, Sydney

  12 Lace-wearer to water-bearer: recent work BY John McLean, PENNY JACKSON   Detail of  The Burn , from  The Settler Trilogy , 2008, oil on canvas. Collection: Puke Ariki, New Plymouth. Image courtesy Puke Ariki, New Plymouth.

12 Lace-wearer to water-bearer: recent work BY John McLean, PENNY JACKSON

Detail of The Burn, from The Settler Trilogy, 2008, oil on canvas. Collection: Puke Ariki, New Plymouth. Image courtesy Puke Ariki, New Plymouth.

  13 Books:  Mike Parr: Performances 1971–2008:      ADAM GECZY    The Infinity Machine: Mike Parr’s Performance Art 1971–2005

13 Books: Mike Parr: Performances 1971–2008: ADAM GECZY

The Infinity Machine: Mike Parr’s Performance Art 1971–2005

  14 More books: CEFN RIDOUT   David Berona,  Wordless Books, The original graphic novelS , Abrams, New York, 2008, rrp$62, 255p: ISBN 0810994690  George A. Walker,  Graphic Witness: Four wordless graphic novels , Firefly Books, 2007, Ontario, rrp$52, 424p: ISBN 1554072700

14 More books: CEFN RIDOUT

David Berona, Wordless Books, The original graphic novelS, Abrams, New York, 2008, rrp$62, 255p: ISBN 0810994690

George A. Walker, Graphic Witness: Four wordless graphic novels, Firefly Books, 2007, Ontario, rrp$52, 424p: ISBN 1554072700