I am an artist and sociologist working with radio and communication.

I started with audio storytelling, producing radio features, including several for Australian Broadcast Corporation. Many of the audio stories I made were personal, and I saw links with performance ethnography. I gave workshops, made radio pieces and wrote about radio autoethnography.  

From 2016-2019, I developed Strange Radio in Vienna,  informed by Avery Gordon's work on haunting, Marianne Hirsh's writing on Holocaust postmemory and Gloria Anzaldúa's writings on spiritual activism and inner and public repair. Strange Radio includes five performance-broadcasts about language, ritual, time and the stranger. In Strange Radio, I discovered the pleasures of the radio station, thanks to Orange 94.0FM in Vienna. 

I was invited to continue Strange Radio as sound installations for a passageway at Vienna's MuseumsQuartier curated by Tonspur Kunstverein Wien. The sound installations, Haus, part 1: Covenant of the Tongue and Haus, part 2: Zirkus, relate to an apartment in Vienna where generations of my family lived and were removed in a time of extreme violence. Haus involved many participants, including current residents of the building plus a number of artists and musicians in Vienna. Georg Weckworth curated a group exhibition surrounding Haus at MAG3 in Vienna that was part of this extraordinary time and experience.   

In 2018, I started a radio show called Sketchpad, a space for experimentation, on a small community station in western Massachusetts, WMCB 107.9FM. Using .2 watt FM transmitters I set up temporary radio stations in the U.S., including WMTQ, broadcasting from the cupola of the Montague Bookmill. The mini-FM transmitters led me into live performance, including an experimental documentary narrowcast, Strange Radio, Live!  

Since 2020, I have been living in Bergen, Norway, doing a four-year artistic research fellowship in relational sound practices at the Bergen Art Academy (KMD). My practice includes making live performance broadcasts as well as assemblage essays, hörspiels and songs for radio. I often work collaboratively. 

I also set up radio infrastructures as a way of activating questions about communication and community. For instance, SkottegatenFM was a mini-FM radio station transmitting daily from my dining room table for three months including street party broadcasts. Thanks to support from Bergen Kommune, a non-commercial community FM radio station called Radio Multe 93.8FM has now launched in an empty downtown storefront at Nygårdsgaten 52 in Bergen. We broadcast every Saturday 10.00-12.00 on FM plus online. Inspired by multe (cloudberry), each broadcast addresses in open, unexpected ways: what is community? What is communication?  These questions help us enact and imagine freer ways of being together.