1st – 16th December
Naomi Blacklock works primarily with performance, sound installation and sculptural objects. Her practice addresses the significance of disruptive feminised voices and reimagines ‘othered’ identities by examining the Witch Archetype as an emancipatory symbol for alterity. Utilising strategies of ritualised performance, the artist amplifies her body and her voice through bodily precision and aural screaming. Re-activating the figure of the witch as a political ally, her practice embraces alterity, activism and spiritualism as a way to subvert harmful histories of gender and cultural identity. Blacklock is a current PhD candidate at Queensland University of Technology, and recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award.