AMY MARJORAM - ALL ABOUT 2013
Kit Wise, Flood exhibited at Screen Space, Melbourne
Daniel von Sturmer, After Images exhibited at Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
Inez de Vega, Dying not to be exhibited at KINGS ARI, Melbourne
Best VCA graduate: Sarah Tempe Treleaven
Best GIF: MrDiv (Matthew DiVito) disco_sphere, 2013 (see below)
Best music: Tonetta, Hitler, 2011 but I only discovered recently http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgn7Xyur258&list=PL054E5A6EED0B1CCD
Best website: Internet Archive Wayback Machine, an amazing cultural-research resource that archives websites. With so many sites vanishing like lemmings over the cliff this site is invaluable. archive.org/web
Best photography website: Urbanautica keeps me inspired for Excerpt. Steve Bisson, editor of Urbanautica, is also writing a post of 2013 highlights for the Excerpt blog!
Best photography blog: Hippolyte Bayard by Fabio Severo
Best thing: The Rolling Jubillee project- a bailout of the people by the people.
Stupidest decision: the senseless, soulless & disgusting treatment of refugees by both major Australian political parties
Exciting hellos: all the young feminists who are re-energising discussions both online and off about what women deserve
Best triumph: getting a huge mac desktop after 3 years working on a 14 inch macbook
Greatest loss for everyone: Tony Abbott being elected and his vile audacity to nominate himself as minister for women's policies and programs and also appointing one sole woman in his cabinet. What a travesty.
What are you most looking forward to in 2014?: creative momentum
Any predictions for next year?: The beginning of the gradual death of selfies, pet drones that are painted like parrots and a further-crystallised anti-establishment cultural movement that activates new ideas and aesthetics.
Amy Marjoram is a Melbourne based artist and Editor of Excerpt Magazine. She also writes and curates projects and is on the boards of Strange Neighbour & Georges Mora Foundation.