Andrew Brooks

Lecturer

Andrew Brooks is Lecturer in Digital Media Cultures in the School of Arts and Media, UNSW. His research proposes strategies for reading and listening to contemporary media events, systems, and infrastructures. His current research is organised around three main projects: the politics of noise and listening; infrastructural inequalities; and the politics of race and embodiment in media culture. 

Research interests include: media studies, cultural theory, critical race studies, decolonial theory infrastructure, sound and listening, labour, gender and sexuality, visual culture, poetry and poetics.

An ongoing research collaboration with Dr Astrid Lorange 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 poetry to show how such logics of settler-colonialism can be revealed, critiqued, and resisted. He also writes on noise and interruption in relation to questions of power, race, sociality, and collectivity.

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

Andrew is a writer and artist whose work has been exhibited and published both locally and nationally. Along with Astrid Lorange, he is one half of the critical art collective Snack Syndicate. He is also a member of the publishing collective Rosa Press.  

Andrew welcomes supervisions in any of the above areas.

Publications

Book Chapters
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Brooks A, 2020, 'Myth-making in the Settler Colony: On Laziness, Representation and Refusal', in Attwood D; Russell F (ed.), Art of Laziness: Contemporary Art and Anti-Work Politics, Art + Australia, Melbourne, pp. 39 - 62
2020
Brooks A, 2019, 'Cracks in the Archive', in Goodwin C (ed.), Permanent Recession: A Handbook on Art, Labour and Circumstance, Onomatopee, Unicum, pp. 179 - 188
2019
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
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
Creative Written Works
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Brooks A, 2019, Uncertain Accumulations, The Lifted Brow, Wolfers J; Maxwell J, (ed.), The Lifted Brow
2019
Brooks A, 2019, Hell Pup, Panda's Friend, Brown B, (ed.)
2019
Brooks A; Lorange A, 2018, Autumn/Winter
2018
Brooks A; Lorange A, 2018, Warm Ties, Running Dog, https://rundog.art/warm-ties-helen-johnson/
2018
Journal articles
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Brooks A, 2020, 'The Island: Part 2', Running Dog, https://rundog.art/the-island-vernon-ah-kee-part-two/
2020
Brooks A, 2020, 'The Island: Part 1', Running Dog, https://rundog.art/the-island-vernon-ah-kee-part-one/
2020
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
Navin Brooks A, 2020, 'Fugitive Listening: Sounds from the Undercommons', Theory, Culture and Society, pp. 026327642091196 - 026327642091196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0263276420911962
2020
Brooks A, 2020, 'Wayward Revolutions', The Sydney Review of Books, https://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/review/hartman-wayward-lives-beautiful-experiments/
2020
Brooks A, 2019, 'The Murmur of the Crowd', Journal of Sonic Studies, vol. 18, https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/645599/645600
2019
Brooks A, 2019, 'Listening to the indefinite', Runway Journal, vol. 39, http://runway.org.au/listening-to-the-indefinite
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
Brooks A; Melick T, 2019, 'The New Learning Centre', Art + Australia, https://www.artandaustralia.com/online/disruptions/new-learning-centre
2019
Lorange A; Brooks A, 2017, 'Gossip and its Minor Discourses', Discipline, vol. 4.5, pp. 35 - 50
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
Brooks A, 2015, 'Glitch/Failure: Constructing a Queer Politics of Listening', Leonardo Music Journal, vol. 25, pp. 37 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/lmj_a_00932
2015
Brooks A; Tan K, 2014, 'Notes on Translation', dasSUPERPAPER, vol. 33, pp. 46 - 49
2014