Jondi Keane
2000s Creative Works
Tuning Fork: Shopfront

(2008) Tuning Fork: Shopfront is the second iteration of the collaboative installation/performance work with James Cunningham.


The three hour durational performances were developed from site-conditiond scores using materials at-hand, measuring devices and bespoke objects that drew attention to "scales of action". Work was commissioned for the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, Brisbane from a development in the Aus Dance Bell Tower space, and led to a final itteration at SEAM conference at Critical Path in Sydney 2009.

Photographs by Suzon Fuks

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Tuning Fork: Bell Tower

Tuning Fork: Drill Hall

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Leaves, Seeds, Dust

(2009) Jondi Keane, Kaya Barry & Haya Cohen. Tokonoma Gallery, Mudgeeraba. Three site-specific installations.

Reading Room: Experiments in posture, movement and comprehension
(2008) Slought Foundation Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Jondi Keane invited philosopher of cognitive science, Professor Shaun Gallagher, and poet Alan Prohm, to each produce a single-room installation for the exhibition. Reading Room presents a series of posture- and movement-specific reading situations staged to help visitors sense for themselves how their activity while reading relates to the enigmatic action of understanding the texts. The space of the text and of thinking, so often dissociated from the space of the person doing these things, gets produced through bodily interaction with the envrionment. By highlighting certain readerly and perceptual phenomena that makes this evident, the Reading Room aims to present texts that require attention to bodily engagements.
participants must balance on the seesaw
while reading texts in the mirror

particiapnts read forward, backward, upside-down
and mirror texts while seated
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Separating Shadows

(2006) Brisbane Festival. Collaboartive performance work. Jondi Keane, Avril Huddy, David Pile, and Vanessa Mafe - Choreographer. Stage 2, mini-festival "Accented Body" within the Brisbane Festival (Cheryl Stocks - Project Director / Producer). July 15 - 17, QUT Creative Industries Precint.

The Arc of the Question

(2004) Collaborative performance. Jondi Keane, Vanessa Mafe, Luke Wright, Steve Gration.

QUT Gardens Theatre Studio, January.

Photographs by Charlotte Cutting.


Perception Lookout
(2002) Solo exhibition, Institute of Modern Art, Gallery 4, Brisbane. October - November.


This large immersive installation includes bulit environment, videos, wall paintings and lighting installations that challenge the viewer-participants to make decisions about size, distance and location.

Photographs by Russell Milledge.

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The main gallery at the IMA is 22m long by 17m wide and 3.5m heigh. On this plan the grey areas indicate the mixture of light and painted shadow. The yellow areas indicate video projections of views from the IMA rooftop.

(2001) Collaborative multi-arts performance. Jondi Keane, Vanessa Mafe, Markus Seigenthaler, Mark Berthon.

Premiere at Powerhouse, Brisbane. Funded by Arts Queensland, Powerhouse and Swiss partners.
Toured Geneva, Zurich and Neuchatel, December.

Drawing for Yvon Lambert
(2007) Charity show, Paris, France.
Horizons and Aphorisms

(2000) Solo exhibition, IMA, Gallery 2, Brisbane, September.

This exhibition consisted of two parts: domesticated horizons and open horizons. The three domesticated horizons involved domestic objects and lighting situations. The open horizon work required participants to move through the space and trigger lighting scenarios with their movements. On the walls were printed in yellow letraset a series of eighteen aphorisms. The aim of the two parts of the exhibition were to continually make the surface of the gallery walls hard to locate.

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