"Depending on the vicissitudes of such a listening, the ear is disquieted, is reassured, weaves intimate knowledge through language. The ear is a delicate thing. It is under the influence." - François J Bonnet
'An Act of Deep Listening.' is an ongoing research project by visual artist / writer Josephine Mead. Thinking through notions of Deep Listening - in an attempt to tune into the most honest parts of the self - Josephine will rapidly produce new visual, audio and text-based works, to be uploaded onto the AAoDL website. Viewers may submit answers to questions posed by Josephine through the above 'Questions' page. Answers received will influence the creation of new works.
To view Josephine's wider practice, please click here.
Josephine Mead is a visual artist and writer based in Naarm (Melbourne, Australia). She works through photography, sculpture, installation and writing to explore personal notions of support. Her recent work has positioned female family members as support-structures, considered the body as a site of discursive practice, explored notions of deep listening, and examined the temporal and sonic nature of writing and photography. She has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and abroad. She has undertaken the Arquetopia Foundation Residency (Puebla, Mexico), the Kings Emerging Writer’s Program, the Macfarlane Fund Residency (Kyneton, Victoria), the Tasarim Bakkali TAB Residency (Istanbul, Turkey) the Córtex Frontal Residency (Arraiolos, Portugal) and has been published by Art+Australia and un projects. In 2020 she commenced the ZK/U Residency at Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (Moabit, Berlin) and was appointed as an Artistic Director for Blindside Gallery.
Josephine would like to acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which she works - the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. She would like to pay her respects to their elders; past, present and future and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.