Brighid & Amy with Raf & Emma canoeing on Bocara*, Gunditjmara Country, February 2021


PROTRACTED HOSPITALITY 0.2—AMY JANE PARKER & BRIGHID FITZGERALD, MARCH 2021
MICRO-(BIAL) TENANCIES is curated by Abbra Kotlarczyk

Pulsemarks


The following is a series of bookmarks that, while blank, travelled with us in canoes on Bocara* and were collaged during a conversation we had in March 2021 in our shared studio in North Coburg.

This work and the conversations that fed into it took place on unceded woi wurrung country. As beneficiaries of this land we acknowledge their continual connection to land, waters and community and the ongoing resistance to settler-colonial occupation and violence. We pay our respect to elders past and present.
—Amy & Brighid, March 2021

* the Gunditjmara water's settler-colonial name is the Glenelg River.

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Pulsemark 01
collage includes image of an octopus hair clip, photograph of Amy's 'else and polished dirt' glazed ceramic patinated in the faecal matter of Antartic krill and petroleum, photograph of a blue glass bowl holding lumps of beached crude oil, a strip of gaffa tape and a piece of peridot 'gravel'.
rests in A little history of fatigue by Tom Melick, Rosa Press, 2021.

Pulsemark 02
collage includes a photograph of a bark beetle engraving cut to the shape of a canoe, the outline of an octopus hair clip coloured orange, photograph of blue glass cut to the shape of a strip and a star, pastel, a piece of orange and clear glass and translucent tape.
rests on What the Fire Sees—A Divided Reader, Divided Publishing, 2020.

Pulsemark 03
collage includes a sliver of a photo of the surface of Merri Creek, a photo of a twisted piece of sunset plastic / hanging mobile in a SCOBY bath, a ball of hardened plastic, masking tape, a spiral of wire, the words gestational commune.
rests in Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family by Sophie Lewis, Verso, 2019.

Pulsemark 04
collage includes twisted lead and photos of lumps of beached crude oil, pastel and paint.
rests in Wild Peach by S*an D. Henry-Smith, Future Poem, 2020.

Pulsemark 05
collage includes hand written notes of a conversation between Amy and Brighid, photo of roots found in a sewage pipe, image of an octopus hair clip and a dried SCOBY.
rests in Wild Peach by S*an D. Henry-Smith, Future Poem, 2020.

Pulsemark 06
collage includes a photo of the surface of Merri Creek cut in the shape of a canoe, the letter H as a ladder, photo of a piece of driftwood, image of an octopus hair clip, gold paint and handwriting.
rests in The Sunflower Cast A Spell To Save Us From The Void by Jackie Wang, Nightboat Books, 2021.


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