In this episode, Mish Grigor chats with artist Harriet Gillies about new weird art and performance, including Jeremy Shaw’s Liminals, and her own practice — Harriet has most recently been working with Xanthe Dobbie, creating PleasureDome for Sydney Festival with Griffin Theatre. They discuss art, technology, and reality. Mish misquotes her young friend, stating AFKEY — instead of AFK — when talking about being away from her keyboard as the new phrase describing life away from the internet. Harriet also details how the internet and memes have fed into her creative thinking.

Some of the artists that came up include Jeremy Shaw and his Quantification TrilogyBarbara Cleveland, Griffin theatre company and AD Declan Greene, Brand X and their theatre program The Flying Nun, Mark Rogers, Xanthe Dobbe, PostJoe LuiJulia Croft, and Melbourne Fringe.

APHIDS LISTENS is an alternative archive where artists share a work they’ve made, and a work they’ve loved.


Original APHIDS LISTENS theme and music by Becky Sui Zhen, audio engineering by Nina Buchanan

APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.