AUTHOR AND MEDIA Artist
The study of the global novel is one of several parallels the might be brought bear on the problem of global art history. Anthropology has long pondered its global uniformity, and so has musicology, and there are also studies of worldwide practices in sociology. There is also at least one study on the global spread of art journalism, Ruth Skilbeck’s “Art Journalism and the Impact of ‘Globalisation’: New Fugal Modalities of Storytelling in Austral-Asian Writing.
Australian Fugue: The Antipode Room
Ruth is the author of the new novel Café Life in the Antipodes, two Australian Fugue novels, and non fiction on fugue in literature. You can read Ruth's views on psychogenic fugue in the Sydney Morning Herald by clicking the link button above..
Ruth Skilbeck, 2015
Ruth, 2002, at the media preview of the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW in front of the winning entry by Cherry Hood
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Cultural and political creativity, in the specific form of what Skilbeck calls ‘fugal writing’ is not only a non-representational theoretical practice hailed via Kristeva, Bhabha and Bakhtin..but also a form of life-saving writing practice that restores the rights of survival and dignity.