Siouxzi Connor is an Australian-born writer and filmmaker.
She has produced provocative and sensual work in writing, moving-image, installation, photography and performance in Sydney, London, New York and throughout Europe.
Her first solo book was published by Repeater Books and distributed by Penguin Random House in early 2017, titled ‘Little Houses, Big Forests (desire is no light thing).’ It was launched with an accompanying film and artworks, ‘In the dark, dark room’, made in collaboration with Uferlos Studios Berlin: in London at the Tenderbooks Gallery, in New York at Spoonbill Books, and at Radio Free Alice in Sydney. It received coverage on the BBC World Service. Extracts from her first novel were published by Turia & Kant (Wien/ Berlin) as part of the volume “Tension/ Spannung”.
She is also a former research fellow of the ICI, having undertaken a fellowship concerning the spatial, temporal and sexual tensions within psychoanalytic films and subsequently completing an experimental narrative film titled ‘The Dangers’ as a direct response to her research. Her current research, with the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, looks at the gendering and sexualising of natural landscapes in film, literature and art. The work enquires, from a posthuman, postfeminist, material ecocritical perspective, how the story-making process could be used to advocate for more-than-human nature?
Her next residency will take place at the Library of Water, Iceland, following in the footsteps of Roni Horn, Anne Carson and Rebecca Solnit.
She is based in Berlin.
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