Viv Mocellin works as a independent arts writer, editor and exhibition maker. Her research and writing encompass various aesthetics, while focusing on visual arts. She is especially interested in performance, performative installations, video and other time based, process-based arts, and the intersection between arts and language (literature and poetry). With an academic background combining communications, anthropology and curatorial studies she is also concerned with critical theory, gender studies and philosophy of arts.
Having lived and worked in Europe, Australia, Asia and South America, where she currently resides, she also aims to challenge the East/West paradigm by instigating the production of intercultural discourses and critical dialogues, which she believes can ultimately redefine our ways of thinking, perceiving and interacting in a globalized landscape. This approach reflects her belief that art can transgress emotional, linguistic, social and political boundaries, prompting subjective interpretations and personal narratives which will in turn render artworks meaningful. She understands that it is this ability to stimulate a responsive consciousness that makes art the greatest possibility of human expression.