Helena Hunter

Picturing the Present

Picturing the Present is a performative presentation that explores the dynamic intersections of writing, practice and research. The performance splices together text, voice, image, audio and video to create an inter-textual range of registers that unfold like an archiving of thought. Poetic, critical and imbued with humor, the presentation blends creativity and critique, fact and fiction, theory and practice to shape a unique form that operates simultaneously as research and practice. The mode of delivery breaks from the traditional format of a live reading or research presentation, mixing discursive and non-discursive content to experiment with the multiple ways writing and practice can convey new forms of knowledge.