Dr Astrid   Lorange
Senior Lecturer

Dr Astrid Lorange

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

Astrid Lorange is a writer, researcher, editor, and artist. She studied writing and cultural studies at the University of Technology Sydney, where she completed her doctoral thesis on Gertrude Stein and contemporary poetics. How Reading is Written: A Brief Index to Gertrude Stein was published by Wesleyan University Press in December 2014.

Her current research project, Archival Remediations, addresses the question of how reading practices and publics emerge in response to crisis and in the construction of collective understandings of survival and resistance. Situated at the nexus of literature, art, and cultural studies, this project uses methods from critical theory to examine the way that cultural texts (art, literature, media, policy) emerge in relation to disciplinary structures (gender and sexuality; settler-colonialism and the nation-state; law; labour) and how they come to challenge the naturalisation of social and political life. Specifically, the project looks at contemporary documentary poems that remediate state archives in order to reckon with official histories and the socio-discursive practices of statecraft and discipline. 

Another project, a collaboration with Dr Andrew Brooks, interrogates the way that infrastructures of discipline and control – such as laws, fines, contracts, paperwork, prisons, and predictive systems – contribute to the naturalisation of settler colonialism. This project draws on a diverse range of examples found in media, art, and literature to show how such logics of settler-colonialism can be revealed, critiqued, and resisted.  

She is a founding member of the Infrastructural Inequalities research network and a member of the Media Futures Hub at UNSW. 

Astrid is author of several chapbooks of poetry, including Labour and Other Poems (Cordite Books, 2020).  With Andrew Brooks, she is one half of the critical art collective Snack Syndicate. Snack Syndicate's book of essays Homework was published by Discipline in 2021. 

At UNSW Art & Design, Astrid runs the undergraduate/postgraduate courses Writing as Practice (DART3341) and Art Writing and Publishing (SAHT9112), and co-runs Art, Gender and Sexuality (DART3320) with Dr Tim Gregory.

 

 

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2021, 'The Work of Poetry', in Disney D; Hall M (ed.), New Directions in Contemporary Australian Poetry, Palgrave Macmillan
    Books | 2021
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Brooks A; Lorange A, 2021, Homework, Discipline
    Books | 2014
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2014, How Reading is Written: A Brief Index to Gertrude Stein, Wesleyan University Press, http://www.upne.com/0819575111.html
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2012, 'The Objects Have Been Equal to the Occasion', in Butler on Whitehead: On the Occasion, Lexington Books, pp. 165 - 184
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Brooks A; Lorange A; Grealy L, 2021, 'Everything Must Change', Infrastructural Inequalities Journal, https://infrastructuralinequalities.net/issue-2/everything-must-change/
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Brooks A; Lorange A, 2021, 'There’s a riot goin’ on', Continuum, vol. 35, pp. 123 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2021.1879020
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Brooks A; Lorange A, 2020, '22nd Biennale of Sydney, “Nirin”', Art Agenda, https://www.art-agenda.com/features/328963/22nd-biennale-of-sydney-nirin
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Brooks A; Lorange A; Grealy L; Lea T; Cornell C, 2019, 'Tending a Social Infrastructure', Infrastructural Inequalities Journal, https://infrastructuralinequalities.net/issue-1/introduction/
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2019, 'Poetry, Law and the News: Re-reading the Australian Constitution', Australian Humanities Review, pp. 47 - 61, http://australianhumanitiesreview.org/2019/05/27/poetry-law-and-the-news-re-reading-the-australian-constitution/
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Brooks A; Lorange A, 2019, 'no trouble here: : On Sally M. Nangala Mulda’s “Town Camp Anywhere”', Running Dog, https://rundog.art/no-trouble-here-sally-m-nangala-mulda/
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Brooks A; Lorange A, 2019, 'Rifles or Ruffles', The Lifted Brow, vol. 44, pp. 79 - 84, https://www.theliftedbrow.com/liftedbrow/2019/11/29/ruffles-or-rifles-by-astrid-lorange-and-andrew-brooks
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Gregory T; Lorange A, 2018, 'Teaching Post-Pornography', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 24, pp. 137 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/csr.v24i1.5303
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2017, 'Creativity and the Lyric Address', TEXT Journal, http://www.textjournal.com.au/speciss/issue40/Lorange.pdf
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A; Russell FJ, 2017, 'On paranoia and conspiracy: Recent art from Western Australia', Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, vol. 37, pp. 58 - 63
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A; Brooks A, 2017, 'Gossip and its Minor Discourses', Discipline, vol. 4.5, pp. 35 - 50
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A; Brooks A, 2017, 'Review: The National: New Australian Work', Art and Australia, http://www.artandaustralia.com/online/discursions/national-new-australian-art
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2015, 'Review: Barrett, Estelle and Bolt, Barbara, Carnal Knowledge: Towards a ‘New Materialism’ through the arts', Somatechnics, vol. 4, pp. 194 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/soma.2014.0123
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2015, 'Review of 24 Frames Per Second', Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, vol. 35, https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4372/24-frames-per-second/
  • Creative Written Works | 2021
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Brooks A; Lorange A; Lean T; Kilroy D, 2021, Abolition is a Verb, https://infrastructuralinequalities.net/issue-2/abolition-is-a-verb/
    Curatorial Outputs | 2020
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Brooks A; Lorange A, 2020, Endless Study, Infinite Debt: Protocols for listening in (and after) social isolation, exhibited at: Online - Liquid Architecture, 26 May 2020 - 14 June 2020, https://snacksyndicate.net/protocols/
    Creative Written Works | 2020
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2020, Sentences, Paragraphs, Essays, Poems, Sydney Review of Books, Sydney Review of Books, https://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/review/diana-hamilton-trisha-low/
    Creative Written Works | 2020
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2020, Labour and Other Poems, Cordite Books, https://corditebooks.org.au/products/labour-and-other-poems
    Creative Written Works | 2019
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Brooks A; Lorange A; Cross D, 2019, ‘We All Live in Colonised Time’: An Interview with Dean Cross, https://infrastructuralinequalities.net/issue-1/we-all-live-in-colonised-time-an-interview-with-dean-cross/
    Creative Written Works | 2019
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Brooks A; Lorange A; Smith J, 2019, ‘The Comfort Zone’s the Enemy of the Spirit, Jack!’: An Interview with Uncle Jimmy Smith, https://infrastructuralinequalities.net/issue-1/the-comfort-zones-the-enemy-of-the-spirit-jack-an-interview-with-uncle-jimmy-smith/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A; Brooks A, 2019, Endless Study, Infinite Debt: Occasional Gifts, Shapeshifters: New Forms of Curatorial Research, Monash Art, Design & Architecture Gallery, 13 March 2019 - 14 March 2019, at: https://www.monash.edu/mada/events/shapeshifters
    Curatorial Outputs | 2018
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A; Brooks A; Grealy L; Cornell C; Lea T, 2018, Infrastructural Inequalities Exhibition and Public Program, exhibited at: Artspace, Woolloomooloo, 27 September 2018 - 07 October 2018, https://www.artspace.org.au/program/public-programs/2018/infrastructural-inequalities-public-program/
    Creative Written Works | 2018
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Brooks A; Lorange A, 2018, Autumn/Winter
    Creative Written Works | 2018
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2018, Forging the Declaration, Sydney Review of Books, Menzies C, (ed.), Sydney Review of Books, https://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/forging-the-declaration-vincent-namatjira/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Brooks A; Lorange A, 2018, Camel Coat, Camel Coat, Firstdraft, 02 May 2018 - 25 May 2018, at: https://snacksyndicate.net/camel-coat/
    Creative Written Works | 2018
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Brooks A; Lorange A, 2018, Warm Ties, Running Dog, https://rundog.art/warm-ties-helen-johnson/
    Creative Written Works | 2017
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A; Clemens J, 2017, Doughnut, The Lifted Brow, The Lifted Brow, https://www.theliftedbrow.com/liftedbrow/2018/2/4/doughnut-by-justin-clemens-astrid-lorange
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A; Brooks AN, 2017, Cold Cuts, Cold Cuts, Alaska Projects, 04 August 2017 - 26 August 2017, at: https://snacksyndicate.net/cold-cuts/
    Creative Written Works | 2017
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2017, Chemical Collapse, Chemical Collapse, Melick T, (ed.), Slug, http://www.slug.directory/1-chemical-collapse-astrid-lorange/
    Creative Written Works | 2016
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2016, Reading Paintings and Poems, Blackbox Manifold, http://www.manifold.group.shef.ac.uk/issue16/AstridLorangeEssayBM16.pdf
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A; Monin M, 2016, The Living Index, The Book of Days, Sydney Writers Festival, Walsh Bay, Australia, Editor(s): Sadokierski Z, Published: 25 May 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.swf.org.au/component/option,com_2015/Itemid,416/agid,4716/task,view_detail/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A; Brooks AN, 2016, Little Pharma, Little Pharma, Artspace, Sydney, 12 May 2016 - 23 May 2016, at: https://www.artspace.org.au/program/ideas-platform/2016/snack-syndicate-little-pharma/
    Creative Written Works | 2016
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2016, On Transmission Detox, On Transmission Detox, Museum of Contemporary Art, https://www.mca.com.au/artists-and-works/artist-commissions/marian-tubbs-transmission-detox-2015/transmission-detox-astrid-lorange/
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A; Monin M, 2016, 'A Poetics of Computation: critical approaches to reading and writing with data', presented at Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Australasia, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia, 05 March 2016 - 06 March 2016
    Curatorial Outputs | 2016
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A; O'Connor V, 2016, Hell Broth, exhibited at: Firstdraft, Woolloomooloo, 04 February 2016 - 26 February 2016, Hell Broth, http://firstdraft.org.au/exhibitions/hellbroth/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2015
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A; Monin M, 2015, Affective Citations, Liquid Architecture, Firstdraft, Woolloomooloo, Australia, Published: 02 October 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2015
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Brooks A; Lorange A, 2015, Revenge Body, Capitalist Surrealism, National Gallery of Victoria, 24 September 2015 - 24 September 2015, at: https://snacksyndicate.net/revenge-body/
    Creative Written Works | 2015
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A; Brooks A, 2015, Techniques Against Optimism, Westpace Journal, Westspace
    Creative Written Works | 2014
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2014, Pathetic Tower, Pathetic Tower, Make Now Press
    Creative Written Works | 2014
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2014, On Language as Material, On Language as Material, dasSUPERPAPER
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2014
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Milledge C; Lorange A; Hinterding J, 2014, Psychomagic: Dead Matters, Psychomagic: Dead Matters, 55 Sydenham Rd. Sydney, Australia, 19 September 2014 - 05 October 2014, at: http://www.55sydenhamrd.com/psychomagic-deadmatters
    Creative Written Works | 2014
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2014, FOOD TURNS INTO BLOOD, FOOD TURNS INTO BLOOD, Gauss-PDF
    Conference Posters | 2014
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Gregory TW; Lorange A, (eds.), 2014, 'Non-directive Feedback Loop', UNSW, pp. 35 - 36, presented at Moving Feedback Forward: Innovation and Opportunity, UNSW, 09 May 2014 - 09 May 2014
    Creative Written Works | 2014
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2014, Embarrassment, Glitch, Poetry, Embarrassment, Glitch, Poetry, dasSUPERPAPER
    Creative Written Works | 2013
    Dr Astrid Lorange
    Lorange A, 2013, One That Made It Alike, One That Made It Alike, Vagabond Press

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