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Video still, Relay League, 2017, Angelica Mesiti, Artspace, Sydney, image courtesy the artist

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Opus No. 7, Dmitry Krymov Laboratory, photo Natalia Cheban (detail)

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Hissy Fit, Episode, Day for Night, Performance Space, 2014, photo Lucy Parakhina

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To the Moon, scanography portrait, Maitha Demithan, 2009, courtesy of the artist and Tashkeel

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Long Grass, Sydney Festival, photo Heidrun Löhr

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National Icon, Sha Sarwari

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(detail) Rihoko Sato, Saburo Teshigawara, Broken Lights performance © Wonge Bergmann, courtesy Ruhrtriennale, 2014. See interview with Beatrice Gralton, co-curator of 24 Fames Per Second.

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Athanasia, 2014 (detail), Broc Webster, University of NSW Art & Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours
Oil on canvas, large format film photography, digital painting, ink, acrylic, wood, audio and found materials. 3 mins, 29 seconds

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Go Down, Moses, Romeo Castellucci, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, photo Guido Mencari, Adelaide Festival of the Arts

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Company Casus, Knee Deep, photo courtesy the artists

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Ryoji Ikeda, data.tron [8k enhanced version], audiovisual installation, 2008-09 © Ryoji Ikeda, photo by Liz Hingley; part of ISEA2013

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Shan Turner-Carroll, Shan, from the series Primal Crown, 2012, HATCHED National Graduate Show, 2013, PICA, image courtesy the artist

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Brown Council, This is Barbara Cleveland, part of You’re History, Performance Space 30th Birthday celebrations, photo Lucy Parakhina

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Lorcan Hopper, SALT, Restless Dance Theatre, photo Sam Oster

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Taylor Houchen, Bryony Kimmings, Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model, photo Christa Holka & David Curtis Ring, part of Festival of Live Art (FOLA)

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Keith Gallasch, Virginia Baxter, masks Beatrice Chew, photo Su-An Ng, art direction and cover design Graeme Smith

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Brenton Alexander Smith, The Bicycle Man, 2013, SCA Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours); one of a series of photographs and stand-alone sculptures (see page 22); photo Hyun Lee

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Mish Grigor, Oedipus Schmoedipus, post & Belvoir, photo Ellis Parrinder

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Heiner Goebbels’ When the Mountain Changed Its Clothing, Melbourne International Arts Festival, photo Wonge Bergmann for the Ruhrtriennale

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John Gabriel Borkman, Vegard Vinge, Ida Müller and Trond Reinholdtsen, photo William Minke

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Nathan Beard, Casey Ayres, Abdul Abdullah, Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, photo Tada Hengsapkul assisted by Lee Anantwat

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Robbie Curtis, Sophia Ndaba, SuperModern Dance of Distraction, choreographer Anton, FORM Dance Projects & Riverside Theatres, Dance Bites 2012, photo Maylei Hunt

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Sarah-Jane Norman, Corpus Nullius/Blood Country (2011), part of the Unsettling Suite, photo Penelope Benton

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Laurie Anderson. Computer drawings of elements from Anderson’s installation in the Hugo Boss Awards Exhibition, Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1996

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Tobiah Booth-Remmers, Lewis Rankin, Lisa Griffiths, Skeleton, choreographer Larissa McGowan, Adelaide Festival 2013, Dance Massive, 2013, photo Chris Herzfeld, Camlight Productions

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Pilar Mata Dupont, Tarryn Gill, Blood Sport, 2010 (detail). Courtesy of the artists and Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth, photo Kim Tran

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Wang Jianwei, Hostage, 2008 single channel video 32 mins, screen width 700cms.

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Scattered Tacks. Artists: Terri Cat Silvertree, Skye and Alex Gellmann. Image courtesy of the photographer Alicia Ardern.

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Le 104 Cent Quatre, Paris, photo © Stéphane Couturier

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Egres Ludob, I Goghbot [2010], Egres Ludob’s I Goghbot was shortlisted for the National Youth Self-Portrait Prize hosted by the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

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Dancers Daniel Riley McKinley and Travis De Vries, “Museum” from Artefact (of earth and sky), choreographer Francis Rings, image supplied courtesy of Bangarra Dance Theatre, photo Andy Solo

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Gob Squad, Super Night Shot, video still courtesy Gob Squad; presented by Sydney Festival, Performance Space, Sydney Opera House, The Studio, Jan 25-30; ACMI, Melbourne, Feb 3-5; World Theatre Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Feb 10-12

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RealTime on the Press. Cover design: Graeme Smith, photo: Sam James

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Matthew Day, Thousands, Dance Massive 2011, photo Jac Price

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Mould City Condition 2010–2050, Colony Collective, Melbourne School of Design (University of Melbourne), team members Madeleine Beech, Jono Brener, Nicola Dovey, Peter Raisbeck, Simon Wollan, photo FloodSlicer

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Simon Laherty, Brian Tilley, Ganesh Versus the Third Reich, 2011, Back to Back Theatre, image Jeff Busby

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Radical Son, I Am Eora, Sydney Festival 2012, photo Lisa Tomasetti

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Thomas Demand, Daily #12, (2009), Dye Transfer Print; 79.9 x 80.2cm /31.4 x 31.5in (framed); © Thomas Demand, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/Viscopy, Sydney; Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery New York, Esther Schipper, Gallery Berlin and Sprueth Magers Berlin London

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Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson, Samson & Delilah, photo Mark Rogers

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Fiona Foley, Bliss (video still) 2008, DVD 11 minutes; videography: Troy Melville, Move Media; Museum of Contemporary Art; purchased with funds provided by the Coe and Mordant families, 2009; image courtesy and © the artist

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Shrink, 01995—an installation by Lawrence Malstaf. Performers: Elisa and Amel Andessner, courtesy Galerie Fortlaan 17 – Gent (B), Brussels, Belgium. Reproduced with the permission of the gallery and the artist.

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Len Lye, film still from Rainbow Dance, 1936. Courtesy of the Len Lye Foundation, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, the New Zealand Film Archive and the British Post Office. From the ACMI exhibition, Len Lye, ACMI, Melbourne, July 16-Oct 11.

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Composition from original works from The Summer of Us, 2009, Narelle Autio, courtesy the artist and Stills Gallery

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Ross Coulter and Simon Obarzanek, Untrained, Lucy Guerin Inc, photo by Untrained Artists

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Peter Alwast, Everything, 2008, 3D digital animation, 1080p QuickTime file, 3-channel projection, exhibited from hard-drive, 16:9, colour, stereo, 5 minutes, audio production in collaboration with David Johnston; courtesy: the artist, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney

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Crowd Theory, Port of Melbourne 2008, artist Simon Terrill, producer Footscray Community Arts Centre; reproduced with permission

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Jane Nicholes, Spent, 2007, mixed media, video. Reproduced courtesy of the artist. Photographs by Fredrick Magallanes. From Hatched 08 National Graduate Show, PICA, Perth, April 11-May 25, 2008

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Mourning Cloak. Inspirational and promotional image for The Navigator, a new opera by Liza Lim premiering at Brisbane Festival in July. Image by Robert & Shana Parke Harrison.

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Rita Kalnejais, Matthew Whittet, Alison Bell in the Malthouse world premiere production of Marius von Mayenburg’s Moving Target, directed by Benedict Andrews, photo Tania Kelley.

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Left to right – Moira Finucane, Caroline Lee, James Wardlaw in Anna Tregloan’s Black at Malthouse, photo Jeff Busby

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From Devolution, dancer Tim Ohl, robotics Louis-Philippe Demers, photographer Chris Herzfeld

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Nina Wyllie, Matthew Austin, in This Much I Know (Part Two), The Special Guests; Inbetween Time Festival, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK, Feb 1-5. Photographer: Adam Faraday

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Craig Walsh, Cross-Reference, 2004. Courtesy the artist.

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Force Majeure, Already Elsewhere, photographer Branco Gaica. Sydney’s Force Majeure have been been invited to take Already Elsewhere to the prestigious Biennale de la Danse de Lyon.

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YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Out of the internet. The text image is from a new web-based work commissioned from the South Korean artist by MAAP for its 2006 internet-focused festival of media art.

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Seemanslieder is part of the 2007 Sydney Festival program. See Benedict Andrews’ account of the career and vision of its director, Christoph Marthaler on page 8. Photographer Phile Deprez.

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Brendan Lee in Northern Void, video directed by Philip Brophy and Philip Samartzis, live multi-channel score by P2 (Brophy, Samartzis), ACMI, Feb 17,18; image courtesy of the artists

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Merilyn Fairskye, Aqua, video installation 2007, courtesy of the artist

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Kel Glaister, Immovable Object 2007

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Paul White in Tanja Liedtke’s construct. Photo Chris Herzfeld.

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Transformation Guitar, Ian Haig, part of the Zoso exhibition, photo Andrew Barcham, Screaming Pixel

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James Long in Clark and I Somewhere in Connecticut, Theatre Replacement, PuSh International Festival of Performing Arts, Vancouver; photo photo Shannon Mendes.

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Garry Stewart & David Evans, Transcriptions, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Feb 22-March 1. Video image reproduced with permission.

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Linsey Gosper, Lux Occulta – self portrait from body of work titled Bad Taste. The image was selected for the Hatched National Graduate Show 2004 at PICA and will be showing in a mini-version of the exhibition at the Australia Council in Sydney, October 22-December 16. Lux Occulta is reproduced courtesy of the artist.

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Danwen Ching, from the disCONNEXION series (2002-2003). Danwen Ching is one of the participating artists in MAAP 2004 in Singapore in October.

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Photographs by Heidrun Löhr form Performance Space 21st birthday celebrations. Clockwise from left: The Sydney Front, Martin del Amo, Frumpus, Brian Fuata, Christine Johnston, Azaria Universe

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Craig Walsh, Contested space, 2004, Anne Landa Award + Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Dec 2, 2004-Feb 13, 2005

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Cherine Fahd, Looking Glass, Rotorua, Lamda print on metallic paper, 90 x 118cm, Looking Glass exhibition, Gitte Weise Gallery May 18-July 2. Courtesy of the artist and Gitte Weise Gallery.

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Kate James, The World is a Dangerous Place from her body of work titled Anxiety Survival Kit, selected from the School of Art, RMIT for HATCHED 05, National Graduate Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth May 20-July 3.

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Photograph by Jeff Busby; actors Simon Laherty, Sonia Teuben; Back to Back Theatre, Small Metal Objects, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Oct 7-22.

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Deborah Kelly, Beware of the God, projection, Circular Quay, Sydney, Sept-Nov, as part of the MCA Interesting Times Australian art show. Photo Alex Kershaw. Reproduction courtesy of the artist and Gallery Barry Keldoulis.

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Nicholas Jones, Book in Flight, folded book, 2002, photographer Paul Batt, exhibited in Open Bench, Craft Victoria, May 2002

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A scene from IHOS Music Theatre’s Tesla, Lightning in His Hands, an opera spectacle about the early 20th Century polific inventor whose reputation is currently being restored. Photographer: Bruce Miller.

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The photograph Indian Brave by Polixeni Papapetrou is from the series Phantomwise that showed at Stills Gallery, April 23-May 24 2003, and which featured her masked daughter Olympia

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Carnivale: The Museum of Fetishised Identities, Performance Space, 2001. Top: Valerie Berry; bottom left: Guillermo Gomez-Peña; bottom right: Rolando Ramos. Photographs by Heidrun Löhr.

Image credit: Lily Hiberd, Blinded by the Light, 2002, Oil and phosphorescent paint on canvas, 91 x 153cm. Reproduced courtesy of the artist.

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Justine Cooper, image from TULP: the Body Public

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Images to accompany Olivia Khoo’s feature article on the depiction of Asian people in Australia feature films. They are from The Year of Living Dangerously, director Peter Weir, Chapel Distribution P/L, reproduced coutesy of Chapel Distribution P/L; The Goddess of 1967, director Clara Law, Palace Films, reproduced courtesy of Palace Films; The Finished People, director Khoa Do, Dendy Films; and Japanese Story, director Sue Brooks, Palace Films.

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From Jeff Busby, Amplification, 3 Deep Publications, 2004

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RealTime covers 1994-2004 (RT1-RT61)

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Missing (Deer in Scotland), 2002, Lithograph on paper, 38cm x 28cm. Reproduced with the kind permission of the artist. See Editorial

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Centre: Blast Theory, Desert Rain, performer Ju Row Farr, photographer Fiona Freud; Artspace Sydney, Nov 12-23, 2002.
Top & Bottom Row: Chunky Move, Closer, dancer Nicole Johnston; Antistatic, Performance Space, Sydney, September 2002, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, December 2002.

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Michael Mayhew, open road, photo Stacey Potter. Image from 3 3 3, created at Theatre Arsenic, Lausanne & L’Usine, Genneve, 2002.

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Brisbane Powerhouse Centre for the Live Arts, photo Jon Linkins.

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Christina Chan, Lina Limosani and Roland Cox in The Age of Unbeauty, Australian Dance Theatre’s work to be performed The Studio, Sydney Opera House, June 25-July 6 as part of The Action Pack. Photo by Alex Makayev.

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From Show Me the Way to Go Home, a screen-based exhibition, artist Christian Thompson, curator Kate Rhodes, George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre; Next Wave, May 17 – July 14.

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Composer, performer and instrument maker Graeme Leak, featured artist in REV, a 3-day festival of new sounds and instruments, Brisbane Powerhouse, April 5-7. Photos by Ross Bird.

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Excelsior 3000—Bowel Technology Project (2001) by Ian Haig, exhibited in Waste, produced by Experimenta. Photo by Andrew Curtis.

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Melissa Madden Gray and Orren Tanabe in ELISION ensemble’s Moon Spirit Feasting, Theatreworks, Melbourne Festival, October 22-25. Photo: Matt Nettheim.

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Cazerine Barry, Sprung, photo Ross Bird. Sprung will be part of the l’attitude 27.5° dance, performance and technology event produced by the Brisbane Powerhouse Centre for the Live Arts.

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Patricia Piccinini, Social Studies 2000, digital print.

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Guo Jian, Trigger Happy II, Private collection, USA, courtesy of Ray Hughes Gallery; bottom left – Stevie Wishart, Tracking, image by Joe Glaysher & Ludo Engels; bottom right – Kate Champion, image by Heidrun Löhr