Angela Biscotti

Angela Biscotti uses writing, visual art, performance, sound design, and astrology to explore unconventional intimacies and the border lines between illegitimacy and authenticity. Angelita has been a panellist/performer/educator at Melbourne University, Writers Victoria, Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Wheeler Centre, Siteworks, and elsewhere. Angelita’s art has been in group exhibitions including Midsumma Queer Economies, and recently, 99% Gallery. Angelita’s words have been in Overland, Cordite, Jacobin, Liminal, Going Down Swinging, and in 2018, her multilingual poetry chapbook Else But A Madness Most Discreet was published by Vagabond Press. Angelita is a Filipinx-Melburnian multi-disciplinary artist and sessional academic on unceded Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Country.

Open Relations: Angela Biscotti on Lucy Van

Perhaps the moment-to-moment labour of crafting verse is not wildly dissimilar to the invisible quotidian acts of looking after those we love.

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Accepting the Gift, Doing the Work: Angelita Biscotti Interviews Sara M Saleh

Yesterday I may have gone back to working from home too quickly, so I decided to give my body the rest and hydration it needs because clearly, it’s in overdrive. It’s been a precarious time. I feel grateful to be supported right now.

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Migration and Melancholia and Settler Discontentment

Filipino-ness is a weight I did not choose to be born with, but I carry on my back every day. As an immigrant to Australia, I am expected to uncritically wave the flag and do my birth country proud with my achievements; be the smiling migrant who hangs out at Australia Day parades, tags oneself on Facebook selfies beneath the Melbourne Central shot tower, lands a full-time office job, acquires property and authentic Louis Vuitton handbags, wears the trappings of aspirational middle-classness with the serenity of one who has ‘made it.’

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Innocent Eyes!: Ekphrasis and the Defiant Multiplicity of the Female Gaze

The male gaze has been discussed at length. The female gaze, not as much. This ekphrastic project is about the latter.

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