Ruth will be giving a conference presentation based on her artist books, Australian Fugue: The Antipode Room (second ed. illustrated with 14 digital art works) and Sayonara Baby: Fragments of Memory Images (illustrated with another set of 14 digital photomontage art works) at the 19th Conference of Swiss-based Association Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (Association RIdIM) to be held at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, 13-15 November 2019.
Ruth will be giving a talk on film montage as ecriture feminine in the work of Karen Pearlman, at ‘Literature and the Moving Image’ the 2019 annual conference of the Australasian Association for Literature, this year organised in conjunction with Camera-Stylo III, from 11-13 July 2019, at Macquarie University in Sydney. Her talk will draw on the interview she conducted with Karen Pearlman, and her review of Pearlman’s short film Woman with an Editing Bench, which is published in Arts Features International, January-March 2019: Under the Radar.
Ruth will be talking about her new novel Café Life in the Antipodes and digital publishing, at Cooks Hill Books & Records, Newcastle, 16 Jan 2019.Read more
Ruth gave an ‘Innovation Showcase’ presentation ‘Imagining, Creating and Publishing Escape Artists Anthology’, at the Ninth International Conference on the Image, held this year in Hong Kong, SAR.
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, 14.35-15.50, Saturday, 3 November 2018. Rm 4-WLB 204Read more
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It was a time tinged with trauma, and I am wondering what readers will think about the fictional story set against a backdrop of true events and horrific serial killings of young people in Adelaide, and Australia more widely, in the early 1980s, in Café Life in the Antipodes. I lived through this, and there was a deep sadness and tragedy attached to this time and story, which I do not go into in the book, but which is mentioned at the end. The horrific murder of a friend from the alternative school I matriculated from in Canberra in the late 1970s, the School Without Walls.
On a happier note of historical reference, as well as writing and publishing my own books, and editing and publishing books by others, I am editor and publisher of Arts Features International: Escape Artists Anthology first published in August 2018, Issue 1 of Arts Features International. The second issue will be out in January 2019.