Mick Douglas is an artist, initiator and curator of projects, and writer based in Melbourne Australia. His work has been presented in Australia & New Zealand, India & Pakistan, and throughout Europe & North America. Socially engaged large scale public projects include W-11 Tram: an art of journeys commissioned by the cultural festival of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, and the ongoing tramjatra: imagining Melbourne and Kolkata by tramways, also a book in the same name. His solo durational performance projects Container Walk, Carriage and Return have been presented by the Performance Arcade and New Zealand Festival of the Arts. These led to the small ensemble project Collective Return and Container Island Walk at Hobart’s MONA in 2017. Recent collective creative process-driven collaborations include Idleness Labourity projects presented in New York at Everson Museum of Art and 1067Pacific People, Shuttle through North American deserts and PPPPP events in Melbourne. Mick curated Performing Mobilities, the Australian contribution to the PSI#21 Performance Studies international globally distributed 2015 project Fluid States. He developed a serial performance installation project Circulations to contribute to Fluid States events in Croatia, The Bahamas, Raratonga, Japan, Melbourne, and the Philipines, directing attention to the range of human negotiations with natural systems and resources. His writing has been published in numerous anthologies and the journals Performance Research, JAR Journal of Artistic Research, Architectural Theory Review. Mick coordinates the creative practice research PhD program in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University, Melbourne, where he convenes Pflab and supervises performative creative practice research.
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passage, as part of dEEP ANATOMY, Silos 6, Wynard Quarter Auckland, 25 Nov – 3 Dec 2017
attending Two / attending to (The Idleness Labouritory), Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, 2017-2018
contact: mick (at) mickdouglas.net