Perdita Phillips

Fata Chaetomorpha (the Swan River spirit) Cyanotype on Bergger COT 360 paper 2.14 x 1.2 metres Photograph Perdita Phillips

The work of Dr Perdita Phillips asks us to listen to and work with the places and more-than-human worlds around us. Creating ‘anticipatory aesthetics’ to widen the potentials in a narrowing world, she exhibits widely including Listening in the Anthropocene (2020, Charles Sturt University), Invisible monsters: A tour of Perth’s underground pollution (Perth 2018), Make Known: The Exquisite Order of Infinite Variation (2018, UNSW Galleries), Here&Now2018 (Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery).

Perdy runs workshops on walking, sound recording and listening to places, and cyanotype and anthotype alternative photographic processes. Recent work includes the sound listenings at Mandurah Estuary. She is currently working on Follow the Water; a multimedia field project about drains and water in Albany. She has participated in a number of projects with Lethologica Press including birdlife, strange strolls and the tectonic project (2021).