Dr. Vivienne Linsley is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher & producer currently living and working on the un-ceded lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation (Sydney). The core concerns of Linsley’s practice centralise around the question of what it is to be embodied, the state of being and becoming from moment to moment in the unstable continuum of flux we exist in – that which we grasp onto through our bodies, senses and perception.
Her research is currently focused in studies of embodiment, spectatorship, somatic knowledge and developing alternative performance pedagogy in the LGBTQIAN+ community. Her art practice is an experimental exploration that works across the fields of live performance, film, body-based interactive technology (infrared, biofeedback), sonification and participation.
She has lectured casually at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney & the University of New South Wales. She is the co-creator of the artist collective Monstrous BOD that runs the experimental performance art night ‘SEX PANIC’. Currently, she is on the program committee and a director, on the board of directors at the Red Rattler Theater, Marrickville. The Rattlers ‘Artists in Resident’ program will be lead by Linsley and is set to launch October.
As a performer she has worked for Marina Abramović in Project 30: Marina Abramovic in Residence, for Kaldor Public Arts Project. Also, she has train with SITI Company, lead by Anne Bogart in New York, 2017.
Vivienne Linsley is a recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award (2012-2016). She has a Doctorate of Philosophy & Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours 1) from Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney.