Astrid Lorange

Lecturer

Astrid Lorange is a writer, 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.

My 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, I use 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, I examine contemporary documentary poetry 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. The 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 co-writes with Dr Tim Gregory (UNSW) on critical pedagogy and gender and sexuality studies in the university, and with Associate Professor Tara McDowell (Monash University) on networks of care and kinship. 

She is a founding member of the Infrastructural Inequalities research network. 

Astrid is author of several chapbooks of poetry, including Labour and Other Poems (Cordite Books, 2020). She has published scholarly articles, chapters, reviews, and essays locally and internationally. With Andrew Brooks, she is one half of the critical art collective Snack Syndicate.

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.

Journal articles
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Brooks A; Lorange A, 2021, 'There’s a riot goin’ on', Continuum, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2021.1879020
2021
Brooks A; Lorange A; Grealy L, 2021, 'Everything Must Change', Infrastructural Inequalities Journal, https://infrastructuralinequalities.net/issue-2/everything-must-change/
2021
Brooks A; Lorange A, 2020, '22nd Biennale of Sydney, “Nirin”', Art Agenda, https://www.art-agenda.com/features/328963/22nd-biennale-of-sydney-nirin
2020
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/
2019
Brooks A; Lorange A; Grealy L; Lea T; Cornell C, 2019, 'Tending a Social Infrastructure', Infrastructural Inequalities Journal, https://infrastructuralinequalities.net/issue-1/introduction/
2019
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
2019
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/
2019
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
2018
Lorange A; Russell FJ, 2017, 'On paranoia and conspiracy: Recent art from Western Australia', Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, vol. 37, pp. 58 - 63
2017
Lorange A, 2017, 'Creativity and the Lyric Address', TEXT Journal, http://www.textjournal.com.au/speciss/issue40/Lorange.pdf
2017
Lorange A; Brooks A, 2017, 'Review: The National: New Australian Work', Art and Australia, http://www.artandaustralia.com/online/discursions/national-new-australian-art
2017
Lorange A; Brooks A, 2017, 'Gossip and its Minor Discourses', Discipline, vol. 4.5, pp. 35 - 50
2017
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
2015
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/
2015
Creative Written Works
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Brooks A; Lorange A; Lean T; Kilroy D, 2021, Abolition is a Verb, https://infrastructuralinequalities.net/issue-2/abolition-is-a-verb/
2021
Lorange A, 2020, Labour and Other Poems, Cordite Books, https://corditebooks.org.au/products/labour-and-other-poems
2020
Lorange A, 2020, Sentences, Paragraphs, Essays, Poems, Sydney Review of Books, Sydney Review of Books, https://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/review/diana-hamilton-trisha-low/
2020
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/
2019
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/
2019
Brooks A; Lorange A, 2018, Warm Ties, Running Dog, https://rundog.art/warm-ties-helen-johnson/
2018
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/
2018
Brooks A; Lorange A, 2018, Autumn/Winter
2018
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
2017
Lorange A, 2017, Chemical Collapse, Chemical Collapse, Melick T, (ed.), Slug, http://www.slug.directory/1-chemical-collapse-astrid-lorange/
2017
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/
2016
Lorange A, 2016, Reading Paintings and Poems, Blackbox Manifold, http://www.manifold.group.shef.ac.uk/issue16/AstridLorangeEssayBM16.pdf
2016
Lorange A; Brooks A, 2015, Techniques Against Optimism, Westpace Journal, Westspace
2015
Lorange A, 2014, On Language as Material, On Language as Material, dasSUPERPAPER
2014
Lorange A, 2014, Pathetic Tower, Pathetic Tower, Make Now Press
2014
Lorange A, 2014, Embarrassment, Glitch, Poetry, Embarrassment, Glitch, Poetry, dasSUPERPAPER
2014
Lorange A, 2014, FOOD TURNS INTO BLOOD, FOOD TURNS INTO BLOOD, Gauss-PDF
2014
Lorange A, 2013, One That Made It Alike, One That Made It Alike, Vagabond Press
2013
Book Chapters
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Lorange A, 2021, 'The Work of Poetry', in Disney D; Hall M (ed.), New Directions in Contemporary Australian Poetry, Palgrave Macmillan
2021
Lorange A, 2012, 'The Objects Have Been Equal to the Occasion', in Butler on Whitehead: On the Occasion, Lexington Books, pp. 165 - 184
2012
Creative Works (non-textual)
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Brooks A; Lorange A, 2020, Endless Study, Infinite Debt: Protocols for listening in (and after) social isolation, Endless Study, Infinite Debt: protocols for listening in (and after) social isolation, Online - Liquid Architecture, 26 May 2020 - 14 June 2020, at: https://snacksyndicate.net/protocols/
2020
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
2019
Brooks A; Lorange A, 2018, Camel Coat, Camel Coat, Firstdraft, 02 May 2018 - 25 May 2018, at: https://snacksyndicate.net/camel-coat/
2018
Lorange A; Brooks AN, 2017, Cold Cuts, Cold Cuts, Alaska Projects, 04 August 2017 - 26 August 2017, at: https://snacksyndicate.net/cold-cuts/
2017
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/
2016
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/
2015
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
2014
Curatorial Outputs
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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/
2018
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/
2016
Conference Presentations
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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
2016
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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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/
2016
Lorange A; Monin M, 2015, Affective Citations, Liquid Architecture, Firstdraft, Woolloomooloo, Australia, Published: 02 October 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2015
Books
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Lorange A, 2014, How Reading is Written: A Brief Index to Gertrude Stein, Wesleyan University Press, http://www.upne.com/0819575111.html
2014
Conference Posters
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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
2014

literature and publishing, poetry and poetics, contemporary arts, critical pedagogy, practice-led research, modernism studies, higher education, interdisciplinary study, feminism, gender and sexuality studies, writing and research, creative writing and the arts.