Danni Zuvela BASED IN Brisbane
Danni Zuvela is a writer, researcher and curator. Her research concerns experimental practice across moving image, sound and performance.
With OtherFilm, Danni has curated many events involving artists' film and video, expanded cinema, sound art/experimental music and performance. Their work as a collective has focused on international and Australian avant-garde cinema history, and contemporary intermedia performance. Independently of OtherFilm she has curated experimental moving image programs; among others, for Anthology Film Archives, Next Wave, Imaging Her World: Feminist Visions (with Jon Dale), and the Australian video art in Figuring Landscapes with Pat Hoffie.
Danni has written about her research into experimental media pioneers Albie Thoms, David Perry, and Dirk de Bruyn, and about OtherFilm's Australian experimental and expanded cinema history heritage for RealTime and Senses of Cinema. She has written catalogue essays for contemporary experimental artists including Ross Manning, and writes art criticism regularly for RealTime, eyeline magazine, Artlink and Art Monthly.
Danni has taught at Griffith University in the School of Humanities, Griffith Film School and at the Queensland College of Art, across the areas of screen history, research, aesthetics, media and cultural studies, critical thinking, and animation. Her academic research publications include work on contemporary experimental performance and special effects for Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, and on dreams in early Australian experimental cinema history for emaj (electronic Melbourne art journal). She is currently working on a number of learning and teaching research projects exploring pedagogic theory, while continuing to research contemporary and historical experimental practice.