Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Digital Scholarship)
IASH University of Edinburgh (2018-19)
My project titled Luv 2 H8 U builds on my previous work on fandom to look at the productions, modes and aesthetics of anti-fandom and haters and its intersection with art practice.
Fan Riot Project (2015-ongoing)
An expansive project exploring the intersection of fandom and contemporary art/performance practices since the internet, which includes a fan club series with contributing artists and fans, workshops, publications, artworks and performances.
PhD, Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths (AHRC funded 2009-13)
My practice-based thesis titled Trashy Tendencies: Indeterminate Acts of Refusal in Contemporary Art and Performance Practice asks what are the potentials of trashy performances in a time after trash?: That is after an aesthetics of refusal exemplified in the 20th Century avant-gardes and counter-culture; but also after trash in the sense of following its seductive appeal. Trash aesthetics are pervasive across contemporary visual culture, but how do they operate differently to their now often-commoditised counterparts? What new ethical and political possibilities do trashy tendencies offer?
AHRC Researcher: Performance Matters (2009-12)
I held the position as AHRC funded researcher on Performance Matters, a three-year collaborative project exploring the cultural value of performance with Live Art Development Agency, Goldsmiths and University of Roehampton.
I lead the 'Fans & Amateur-Experts' seminar in BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, and teach on BA Fine Art Critical Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Photo: Christa Holka