Ava Amedi on arts practice, cultural criticism, and effectual conversation

Sunday, 7 June 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
what is cultural criticism?

Queering The Air acknowledges the injustices happening in America and the protests in relation to the recent death of George Floyd. We acknowledge that since 1991 that over 420 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have died in police custody as a result of continued colonialism, capitalism, white supremacy, and neoliberalism.

Stop Black Deaths in custody. Indigenous Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter. Black Trans Lives Matter. More information on this resistive movement can be found at Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance.


Michele Vescio speaks with Ava Amedi - a writer, musician, and artist working across songwriting, artist interview, performance, poetry, and non-fiction writing genres. We discuss Ava’s arts practice and influences, notions on cultural criticism in his writing, his recent Testing Grounds residency, pop music in the context of accessibility and accountability, and discussions on effectual modes of conversation.

Read Ava’s works discussed in this interview: ‘Painting and Pop’ and ‘Two Twins’.


Tracklisting: ‘Seatbelt’ by Ava Amedi; live performance by Ava Amedi for ACCA’s ‘On Vulnerability and Doubt’‘A Deeper Love’ by Aretha Franklin.

Sunday 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Critically engaged queer commentary.


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