Researcher

Dr Cecilia White

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Cecilia White's practice-led interdisciplinary research interrogates the social, environmental and (inter)personal development of a sense of self and need for affective breathing space. Her work focuses on anxiety, grief, wonder and compassion.

 

She has been an ITAS tutor at Nura Gili since 2015, working with Art & Design undergraduates and Honours students. Cecilia is currently also Administrative Officer for postgraduate students at the...view more

Cecilia White's practice-led interdisciplinary research interrogates the social, environmental and (inter)personal development of a sense of self and need for affective breathing space. Her work focuses on anxiety, grief, wonder and compassion.

 

She has been an ITAS tutor at Nura Gili since 2015, working with Art & Design undergraduates and Honours students. Cecilia is currently also Administrative Officer for postgraduate students at the UNSW St Vincent's Clinical School.

 

Selected Publications, Papers, Presentations, Awards

2018

  • Living Breathing Inquiry: Performance Art, Emotion and ‘Stable Instability’: paper at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Annual Conference, The Future of Emotions: Conversations without borders, Perth, June 13-15
  • Travel Bursary, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, March
  • ‘Refounding a Sense of Self: The Performative Sensescape and Irigarayan Renaissance’, a performance lecture at the 2nd Women, Art, Feminism in Australia since 1970 Symposium: Doing feminism/Sharing the world, ARC project by Prof Anne Marsh, University of Melbourne, February 22
  • ‘From Bank to Gallery to the Sofa of Dreams: Accessing autonomy-supportive transformation in urban sites through performance art’. Book chapter in Mapping the Emotional Cityscape: Spaces, Performances and Emotion in Urban Life, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (in pub).

2017

  • PhD (UNSW, 2017), 'Performance Art and Irigarayan Renaissance: Anxiety, Wonder and a Poetics of Breath'.
  • ‘From Bank to Gallery to the Sofa of Dreams: Accessing autonomy-supportive transformation in urban sites through performance art’, a paper at Mapping the Emotional Cityscape: Spaces, Performances and Emotion in Urban Life, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Adelaide, September 18
  • Research Bursary, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, July
  • Panelist, Space, Movement and Performance, Articulate Projectspace, Sydney, March 26

2016

  • Panelist, Art and Mental Health, moderated by David Capra, Museum of Contemporary Art, October 27
  • Breathing Space. Building Perecia, a paper at the Perequian Geographies Symposium, University of Sheffield, May 6-7
  • Resilience and the Poetics of Breath, a paper at The Aesthetics of Relief Symposium, University of Bristol, May 9

2015

  • Annual Luce Irigaray Seminar, June. University of Nottingham. Selected by Luce Irigaray for the weeklong seminar with the renowned philosopher. Presentation of my paper: ‘Breathing Space: anxiety, wonder and a poetics of breath’.
  • Paris Lit Up Writers Residency Award, Rome, June.

2014

  • UNSW Art & Design Award: Cite’ international des Arts 3 month research residency.

My Research Activities

Cecilia White is Director of 'The Breathing Space Projects'

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