TEXTUALITIES

textual explorations

how writing acts
and the writing act is
its trace and mark making 
in and through time,
space, event and media

 
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TRACKING

from the beginning

At the start of my PhD research, when I had yet to become Coni Text, I began to look at how writing is performative. Filmed in May, 2015, the footage includes the very first text-weave I did and footage from Vitamin S.

 

TUIGEN AND MORE WEAVING

continuing to use my shredded handwriting

 

WEAVING

From writing to weaving to wearing textiles (my shredded hand writing).

 

LE TEMPS TEMPLE 

This sculpture unified key areas of my work into a single expression. Le Temps Temple coheres Coni Text through the Queen of Contexti presented in the Venice performance now cast into an iconic miniature. The temple is made up of an unravelling writers block, revealing contexti. The walls are made up of contextiosaics. Coni greets herself in the mirror, faces her own mimesis in an infinite mimetic reflection, placed so the corner reflects two figures simultaneously.

 
 

FOOTNOTE

Final PhD work

From the very first weave in May 2015, this final work 'footnote' featured in the group show, Visualis |Toikupu: a visual poetry exhibition, at Studio One – Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland. The show was curated by Rachael Naomi and Makyla Curtis. Included in the show were visual poets Miriam Barr, Stephanie Christie, Kelly Malone, Cilla McQueen, Greg O’Brien, Maddy O’Dwyer, Sophie Procter, John Pule, Lisa Samuels, Donelle Shilling, Rachael Naomi and Makyla Curtis. Opening: 30th March, the exhibition ran from 31st March – 10th April 2019.

 

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