Tina Stefanou, Wake for Horses, 2021. Single channel HD video, two channel sound, Jocklebeary herd, unperformative environment. Image courtesy of Mitchell O’Hearn
(January - May 2021)
Tina is an Australian-Greek artist living on Wurundjeri country in Melbourne/Naarm. To hear the voice of tangled things, Tina works with a wide range of collaborators and mediums. This includes; family members, horses, chickens, dogs, cattle, communities, musicians, a powerlifter, translators, singers, movers, and children. Living in the interfacial regions of Melbourne Tina draws from her Greek diasporic experiences through voice and sound practices. Looking towards the arts-of-living-poor-better-together Tina works through a working-class inter-sectionalism, peasant practices of food sovereignty, multispecies collaborations, and exploring new ways to make and live in times of increasing global uncertainty.
Tina's works take the forms of group singing, moving-image, costuming, site-specific installation, live performance, performative environments, sound works, and the development of living-making-growing spaces for precarious makers on Tina's grandmothers' farm.
Tina commenced the Artist-In-Residence program in January 2021 and was mentored by Keith Deverell.