Associate Professor Terri Bird
Terri is an artist and writer who works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Art at Monash University.
Terri's research focuses on sculptural practices that connect art's material operations to matter's potential force and dynamics. This project owes a debt to the rethinking of material relations that has been a focus of feminist philosophers seeking to problematize understandings of matter outside its customary associations with form, content and meaning.
Since 2002 Terri has worked collaboratively with Bianca Hester and Scott Mitchell as OSW (Open Spatial Workshop), winners of the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture in 2005. In 2017 OSW exhibited Converging in time, at MUMA, exploring the connections between materiality, the shaping of territories and the various politics inscribed in place.
Terri has also published a number of essays including ‘Forming’, in Practising with Deleuze: Design, Dance, Art, Writing, Philosophy, Attiwill, Bird, Eckersley et al., 2017; ‘Registering Surfaces, Excavating Inheritances’, Deleuze Studies Journal, 10.4, 2016; ‘Figuring Materiality’, Angelaki, 16, 2011, and ‘Exhibiting Practices & Organizational Relations’, in Making Space, Din Heagney (Ed.), 2007.