Given the new digital literacy offerings, I thought it might be useful to publish my CV.
2014 – Fundamentals of Automotive Mechanics, Open Colleges.
2013 – Practice Based Research in the Arts, Stanford Online.
2013 – HAM Radio Foundation License [handle: VK5FEEE].
2011 – Awarded Australian permanent residency under “Distinguished Talent”.
1997 – MA Interactive Multimedia Production, Huddersfield University, UK.
1995 – BA Hons Theatre Design & Technology, Bretton Hall College of Leeds Uni, UK.
In 2011 Fee gave up her increasingly respectable career as a creative digital consultant in order to take up a new life as a bus-loving nomadic geek artist. In a reaction against the shift in global politics she set out to discover how someone could disconnect as much as possible from a broken and inhumane sociopolitical system while maintaining meaningful connection to the people and places which enable her own vision of home and self.
Fee’s work explores humanness and the increasing removal of ‘The Commons’ in contemporary life, from common land and open democracy through to open source creative digital commons, and the tensions which exist between them.
In 2012 Fee raised over $27,000 from 343 people via crowdfunding platform Pozible. The campaign went viral after being tweeted by Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman and Hugh Jackman. Thanks to all the supporters (financial and otherwise) she now lives in a beautiful big red bus, homeJames. Her public, creative and private life haven’t been the same since.
#rbrtOZ is a literal and figurative vehicle for creative activism and social change. n interactive touring public artwork, roaming geocache, nomadic FabLab, social enterprise & ecological sustainability experiment, networked community gathering, research & advocacy venture and a personal journey of creative-self-discovery.
Her Nomads in Residence (national and international guests) generously share their art and knowledge via roadtrip (want to join in?). All conversations and lessons learned as they make & share art with everyone en route are blogged through http://reallybigroadtrip.com.
2015, dates tbc – APY Lands & Coorong, SA – niinamarni visits Aboriginal Australians to listen and observe, providing training and collaboration where technology can help.
2016-18, dates and locations tbc – Nomads in Residence REALLYbigroadtrip, reinforcing creative activism and social change around regional/remote Australia.
Creative practice highlights
2015, March – WOMADelaide, SA – hammocktime invites you to pause, disconnect from technology and reconnect to yourself and your environment while posing three questions to promote social change.
2015, Feb – Nomadic OpenKitchen, Perth – a nomadic version of the social experiment in collectively creating an exchange micro-economy which is based on sharing food, ideas and gifts.
2015, Feb – Sunday Afternoon Activists Club, Perth – launched SAAC “book club meets high tea for creative activism chats and actions”.
2014, Dec – Kiss Club, Perth – trialled a new work-in-progress, enclosure.
2014, Nov – Memefest, Melbourne – speaker/mentor for Symposium/Workshop/Action.
2014, Oct – Live Art Camp, Melbourne – one of thirty artists in Arts House’s Live Art lab.
2014, Sept – Time_Place_Space: Nomad, NSW – Performance Space nomadic residency.
2014, July – OpenSourceHome, SA – Part Symposium, part installation and part live art event sharing the practical, creative and philosophical challenges of living in a bus.
2011-current reallybigroadtrip – reallybigroadtrip.com making new artworks, hosting Nomads in Residence, living life as a nomad, technoevangelising, learning new skills and refreshing old ones.
2009-11 Digital Program Officer at the Australia Council for the Arts – created Geek in Residence, Digital Culture Fund, TransmediaVictoria, Artist Rights Roundtable and Archives in the Digital Era.
2000-08 the-phone-book Limited – co-founder of UK based arts organisation exploring mobile & emerging technologies as creative platforms and production tools. Created a new genre of literature (the-phone-book.com ultra short stories) and a series of creative projects exploring the power of the technology you carry in your pocket from green-screen to smartphone, through literature, performance & video.
In my professional career I have…
- been published and quoted in literature collections, exhibition catalogues, magazines, industry blogs & academic journals;
- exhibited in Huddersfield, Manchester, Liverpool, Split, Nagoya, Adelaide, Portland, New York, Canberra, Noosa, Sydney, Perth and online;
- curated arts/games exhibition for Freeplay Independent Games Festival and public screens in UK & AU;
- Keynoted Kumuwuki (Regional Arts Australia conference in Goolwa, SA) and Balance/Unbalance in Noosa, QLD and presented/guest lectured at numerous festivals, conferences & universities around the world;
- consulted and mentored artists & arts organisations (including Kneehigh SA, The Hive & Memefest VIC);
- jury for moving image & media arts exhibitions, festivals, competitions & conferences;
- live-tweeted numerous conferences and events including Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman’s NYE TrashMasquerade, managing a team of 30 live-tweeters for Adelaide Festival’s Artist Week and Writers Week 2011 and Adelaide Mini Maker Faire and ISEA2013’s social media engagement;
- devised education & collaboration programs, run workshops, labs & masterclasses in thirteen countries and attended many more as an active participant;
- run a linux server since 1999.