This essay appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition In Response: Dialogues with RealTime . The exhibition ran from March to May 2019 at the Library of the University of New South Wales’  new exhibition space on the 5th floor. This was an “exhibition marking the closure of RealTime art magazine and the launch of its archive. RealTime was Australia’s critical guide to national and international contemporary arts 1994-2018 and has played a crucial role in documenting and providing critical commentary on work in dance, performance, sound, music, film, digital media and visual art that carved out new terrain in those fields. […] The exhibition features the oeuvres of Martin del Amo, Branch Nebula (Lee Wilson and Mirabelle Wouters) and Vicki Van Hout, Sydney-based artists working across performance, choreography, site-specific work, video art, visual arts and writing.”

“In Response: Dialogues with RealTime was co-curated by Dr. Erin Brannigan (Senior Lecturer SAM at USW) and the artists in consultation with Jackson Mann, (Curator, Special Collections and Exhibitions, UNSW Library). […] The artists involved took part in pilot archival projects at Critical Path, Australia’s centre for choreographic research and dance development, as part of Dancing Sydney: Mapping Movements: Performing Histories. This research project is lead by Dr. Erin Brannigan, Dr. Amanda Card (University of Sydney) and Dr. Julie-Anne Long (Macquarie University) and is supported by Critical Path and the NSW State Library.” UNSW

My article was “Martin del Amo on the pages of RealTime”. Erin Brannigan’s interviews with the four artists, as part of this exhibition and Dancing Sydney: Mapping Movements: Performing Histories, are available now (along with the reading of some reviews which are a feature of the exhibition) at the UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Repository .

Link to Catalogue