– Astra Howard –

By Autumn 2005

Howard's public experiments – which she classifies as 'action research' ... – focus on transitional urban public spaces, such as streetscapes, commuter routes, abandoned infrastructure and pre-construction sites. Positing flux as a defining feature of local public space, these transit zones become a stage and testing-lab for Howard to categorise and characterise the general experience of public space. – Katrina Schwarz

Astra Howard, DomestiCITY, 2005; video stills, action research/performance, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, video, 41 mins 37 secs duration; Photograph and video documentation Astra Howard; Action researcher/performers Astra Howard, Todd McCoy, Greta Thiering; ARTAND Australia Emerging Artist Collection; courtesy the artist