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WOODNUTTMelody Woodnutt is an artist working with 16mm film, sound, and installation to evoke abstracted, liminal, or altered states of the human condition; often this looks to Aristotle’s ‘Poetics’ or a merge of the emotional (Dionysus) and the other/worldly. Methodologies inlcude site-specific and auto-sensory field work (or ‘relational listening’ with a Bolex camera) that creates a blend of reality with theatrical or cinematic expressions and eerie worlds.
“I am a descendant of the pirate, Blackjack Woodnutt and the granddaughter of a boat builder and maritime architect. I have recently worked between Iceland and Australia for 8 years and believe that the strange psycho-geographies of both landscapes have informed my artistic practice. I am now based in the Merri Merri region, in Melbourne (AUS), on lands of the Kulin Nation.
I believe in conjuring vignettes of otherworlds, visceral imagery, and neo-gothicisms. Influences include immersive atmospheres (including worlding, law, or 'scapes), heterotopias, paganism, eco-/electro-acoustics, neo-psychedelic drone, sex, gothic and magic realism, phenomenology, philosophy, societal/human constructs, visual poetics, and black box theatre.
It is a combination of these things that may bring about an act of living that is closer to a poetic and articulated humanity.
Biennially I am the artistic director of international film platform, The Weight of Mountains which curates filmmakers to work globally in-the-field to explore concepts of humanity and environment. I am an exhibiting member of Artist Film Workshop - a Melbourne ARI for analogue film. My works have been shown with NGV/Melbourne Design Week, PICA (Oregon), Melbourne Fringe (Keynote) and a variety of film festivals or venues in Melbourne, Brisbane, Dublin, London, as well as across multiple locations in USA, UK, Canada, Iceland, and Morocco. I have been supported with grants from Arts Queensland, Youth Arts Queensland, Menningarráð Norðurlands Vestra (Iceland), Vaxtarsamnigur Norðurlands Vestra (Iceland), Rannis Innovation+Research Triennial Funding (Iceland), and Kulturkontakt Nord (Baltic/Nordic EU). I have held positions as Director for Nes Artist Residency (Iceland); consultant for The Icelandic Textile Center (Iceland), Artistic Director of The Weight of Mountains (global ARI); Co-Director of Exist Live Art and Performance Art Collective (Australia); curator of the Summer We Go Public Festival (Iceland) and Site Exploratory Arts Festival (Iceland).”
cloak for transitions and seasonal pagan meditation, hand crafted with fibres of black lambs fleece (2016 @ The Icelandic Textile Center, model: Laura Madeline)
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