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Conference Presentations

Biddle J, 2015, 'Introduction – We are in WonderLAND: New Experimental Art from Central Australia', presented at We are in WonderLAND Symposium, National Institute for Experimental Art and UNSW Galleries, Sydney, 15 May 2015 - 15 May 2015, https://artdesign.unsw.edu.au/whats-on/events/we-are-wonder-land-symposium-0

Biddle J; Stefanoff L; Croft B; Watkins P, 2015, '[Convened Symposium]', presented at We are in Wonderland: New Experimental art from Central Australia: Exhibition,, UNSW Galleries, - , http://www.niea.unsw.edu.au/events/we-are-wonder-land-new-experimental-art-central-australia-exhibition

Biddle J, 2014, 'Indigenous Animation as Hyper-Realism', presented at Hyper-Realism and other forms of ‘faking it with the truth, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 03 December 2014 - 07 December 2014, https://aaa.confex.com/aaa/2014/webprogram/INSTALLATIONS.html

Biddle J, 2013, 'Animation as radial realism', presented at Desert Animations, National Institute of Experimental Art, UNSW Art & Design, 04 April 2013 - 04 April 2013, http://www.niea.unsw.edu.au/events/screening-desert-animations

Biddle J, 2013, 'Experimentation in Same but Different: Innovation and Experimentation in Desert Arts', presented at Same but Different - Experimentation and Innovation in Desert Arts II, Desert Knowledge Precinct, South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs., 25 March 2013 - 25 March 2013, http://www.niea.unsw.edu.au/events/forum-same-different-experimentation-and-innovation-desert-arts-ii

Biddle J, 2012, 'Keynote – Animus, Sentience and Sentient in Desert Animations', presented at Materialities, Economies, Empiricism and Things: SSAA Annual Conference, University of Sydney, 04 December 2012 - 06 December 2012, http://csaa.asn.au/postgrad/2012/09/csaa-conference-2012-materialities-economies-empiricism-things/

Biddle J, 2012, 'A Politics of Proximity: Tjanpi and other experimental Western Desert Art', presented at National Institute of Experimental Art, UNSW Art and Design, 14 August 2012 - 12 August 2012

Biddle J, 2012, 'Invited Speaker –Tjanpi and other Experimental Desert Arts', presented at Kura-Ala Forum, Jam Factory, Adelaide, 16 July 2012 - 16 July 2012

Biddle J, 2012, 'What is Same but Different? why experimentation matters', presented at Same but Different: innovation and experimentation in Desert Arts, Alice Springs, 02 April 2012 - 02 April 2012, http://www.pawmedia.com.au/calendar/same-but-different-forum-32

Biddle J, 2011, 'Literate Savages', presented at American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Quebec, 16 November 2011 - 20 November 2011, https://onehorizon.org/2011/12/13/2011-american-anthropological-association-in-montreal/

Biddle J, 2011, 'Who says “4 out of 5 Aboriginal Children in Remote Communities Can’t Read', presented at International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, the Australian Anthropological Society and the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa / New Zealand, University of Western Australia, 05 July 2011 - 08 July 2011, https://www.iuaes.org/congresses/2011australia.html

Biddle J, 2010, 'Art under Intervention', presented at American Anthropological Association, 17 November 2010 - 21 November 2010, https://www.americananthro.org/AttendEvents/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=12671

Biddle J, 2010, 'Remote Avant-Garde: UNSW COFA Partnerships with Remote Aboriginal Communities', presented at COFA Talks, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 July 2010 - 27 July 2010, https://aboriginalartandculture.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/the-remote-avant-garde/

Biddle J, 2010, 'Keynote – Art under Occupation', presented at 3rd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 03 April 2010 - 08 April 2010, http://w3.unisa.edu.au/hawkecentre/events/2010events/EmotionalGeographies.asp

Biddle J, 2009, 'Art Under Occupation', presented at Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, Australian National University, 26 November 2009 - 28 November 2009, http://aaanz.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AAANZ-abstracts.pdf

Biddle J, 'June Walkutjukurr Richards: The Radical art of the Ordinary', presented at Art and Appropriation Post the Apology, Center for Contemporary Art and Politics, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, 31 August 2010 - 31 August 2010

Biddle J, 'Introduction for Convened Panel: Intercultural Affect and the Politics of the Aesthetic Encounter] – The Politics of Exuberance: Intercultural Art and Affect', presented at Beyond Text: Synaesthetic and Sensory Practices in Anthropology, Manchester, UK, 30 June 2007 - 02 July 2007

Biddle J, 'Composting Death', presented at Composting Feminism: Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference, Sydney Convention Centre, 29 August 2018 - 01 September 2018

Biddle J, 'Not so much Cruisin’ as Kickin’: Central Desert Painting as Affective “Drive”’', presented at Cruising Country: Automobilities in non-urban Australia, Cruising Country: Automobilities in non-urban Australia, 26 May 2005 - 28 May 2005

Biddle J, 'Keynote – Un-recordable Memories of the Senses, intangible heritage, traditional futurity: Tjanpi as Radical Archive', presented at Women, art and feminism in Australia since 1970, Victoria College of the Arts, 22 February 2018 - 23 March 2019

Biddle J, 'Invited Visiting Scholar Seminar – Intangible Memory of the Senses: Milpirri as Experimental Cerem', presented at Centre for Sensory Studies and University Research Chair in Computational Media and Indigenous Futures, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, 21 September 2017 - 21 September 2017

Biddle J, 'Invited Speaker – What market, whose value and the remote Avant-garde', presented at Art, Audiences, Markets, NYU Sydney, 21 June 2017 - 22 June 2017

Biddle J, 'Composting Death: Indigenous Futurity', presented at Hacking the Anthropocene 3: What do we WANT, University of Sydney, 18 May 2018 - 18 May 2018

Biddle J, 'Introduction – The Ethnographer, The Artist, The Collaborator', presented at Neither Here nor There: Biennale of Sydney Constellation 1, Biennale of Sydney, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, 18 June 2008 - 18 June 2008

Biddle J, 'Implicated Touch and other Intercultural Demands of Central Desert Women’s Art. Art Historical and Anthropological Approaches to Central Desert Australian Aboriginal Art', presented at The Mary Jane Crowe Seminar Series, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA, 18 February 2009 - 18 February 2009

Biddle J, 'Back to Lajamanu’ Introduction to the Screening of ABC 4 Corners ‘Back To Lajamanu', presented at Anti Racism Collective, University of Sydney, 18 August 2010 - 18 August 2010

Biddle J, 'Invited Speaker – Unfinished Business', presented at The Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC), in collaboration with Forum for Indigenous Research Excellence (FIRE), University of Wollongong, and the South Coast Writers Centre, Wollongong., 16 April 2017 - 16 April 2017

Biddle J, 'Sensory Diversity and Media Practices: Exploring Productive Tensions (7-minute video delivered in absentia)', presented at American Anthropological Association, San Jose, USA, 14 November 2018 - 18 November 2018

Biddle J, 'The Politics of Affect and Aesthetics', presented at Articul8ate, University of Technology, 14 May 2008 - 14 May 2008

Biddle J, 'Art and the Intercultural: Why it Matters', presented at Research School of Pacific and Asia Studies Colloquium, Canberra, ACT, 14 March 2007 - 14 March 2007

Biddle J, 'Keynote – On Affect and the Politics of Central Desert Art', presented at Is Affect Multicultural? Decolonizing Affect: A Symposium, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 14 June 2006 - 16 June 2006

Biddle J, 'Texture, Tactility, and Touch: The Feminization of the Dreaming', presented at Icons of the Desert Symposium, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, 14 February 2009 - 14 February 2009

Biddle J, 'In conversation with Indigenous filmmaker Warwick Thornton', presented at Flash: Art, Film, Culture, Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, 13 October 2009 - 13 October 2009

Biddle J, 'In conversation with intercultural film theorist Prof. Laura Marks', presented at Flash: Art, Film, Culture, Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, 13 October 2009 - 13 October 2009

Biddle J, 'Keynote – Beyond the Archive: Imperatives of Intangible Heritage', presented at Performance, Empathy, Trauma and the Archive International Symposium, The Sydney Jewish Museum, Sydney, 13 August 2017 - 14 August 2017

Biddle J, 'Art Under Occupation', presented at Infectious: Crisis, Contagion and Communication Aesthetics, Center for Contemporary Art and Politics, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, 11 September 2009 - 11 September 2009

Biddle J, 'Tjanpi and other experimental Aboriginal arts', presented at Department of Anthropology Staff Colloquium, New York University, NY, 10 November 2011 - 10 November 2011

Biddle J, 'Affect and the Maternal', presented at Affect at the Interface: A Workshop on the Bio/Social Life of Affect, Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics, UNSW, 10 June 2008 - 10 June 2008

Biddle J, 'Not a Provenance, not a Collaboration: Lamparnu Kala! Interventions: experiments between Ethnography and Art', presented at Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, 09 December 2009 - 11 December 2009

Biddle J, 'Aboriginal art as Interculture', presented at Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference, Cairns, Queensland, 07 December 2006 - 09 December 2007

Biddle J, 'The Presence of Absence: On Affect and the Intercultural in Dorothy Napangardi', presented at Re-materialising Colour: a two day interdisciplinary symposium,, Centre for Cross Cultural Research, Australian National University, Canberra, 06 September 2006 - 08 September 2006

Biddle J, 'Invited Speaker – Art under Occupation: Aboriginal avant-garde’', presented at Future Tense: Gender and Cultural Studies Research Seminar, University of Sydney, 06 May 2016 - 06 May 2016

Biddle J, 'Invited speaker – Activating the At-Risk: Milpirri as Experimental Ceremony', presented at Indigenous Australia: Precarious Times (series), Centre for Media, Culture and History, NYU Native Studies Forum and Department of Anthropology, New York University, 04 October 2017 - 04 October 2017

Biddle J, 'Following Indigenous Culture, Following Indigenous Art', presented at Following Commodities: A Symposium with Professor John Law, University of South Australia, 04 October 2010 - 04 October 2010

Biddle J, '[Workshop Presentation] Colour as Hapticity’', presented at SSHRC Sensory Entanglements Workshop, Hexagram, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 02 March 2015 - 04 March 2015

Biddle J, '’Free Timber’’: an exhibition of paintings by John von Sturmer', presented at Free Timber, Casula Power House, Sydney, -

Biddle J; Munster A; Tello V, '[Convened Seminar Series]', presented at precarity//futurity//aesthetics, CCAP and Visual Anthropology, NIEA, UNSW Art & Design, -

Biddle J; Howes D; Salter C, '[Convened Workshop]', presented at Sensory Entanglements Workshop 3, Hexagram, Concordia University, -

Biddle J; Howes D; Salter C, '[Convened Workshop]', presented at Sensory Entanglements Workshop 2, Bundeena, NSW, -

Biddle J, '[Human Sciences Distinguished Lecture] The Imperative to feel: contemporary Aboriginal art from the Central Desert of Australia', presented at Institute for Ethnographic Research, George Washington University, USA, -


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