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 Semaphore is a newsletter and publishing project about art fromWestern Australia | Semaphore is a collaborative project and practice | Semphore enters into a dialogue with art from its rooted location of Boorloo on Noongar Country |


Rebecca Persic

Rebecca Persic is an emerging writer and cultural theorist working on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja. Persic holds degrees in fine art and cultural theory from Curtin University and has ongoing research interests in contemporary culture, ridicule and the politics of laughter. More specifically, she has a strong interest in political performances and performative identities, and the ways in which humorous aesthetics have come to dictate political participation. Persic has a special affection for Campy stylisations, low-fi aesthetics and visceral ridiculousness and their potential to speak to the ambivalence of subjectivity in contemporary culture. Her most recent work on neoliberal education policy is published in Arena.
Rebecca is a member of the 2021 Perth Festival Arts Writing Group.

Kaya. We acknowledge the Whadjuk People of Boorloo boodja who are the traditional owners of the land where Semaphore is made. We respect their culture, their custodianship, and their continuing contribution to the life of this city and this region. That includes recognising and respecting sovereignty while working in solidarity towards a treaty and supporting ongoing connection to country. That means linguistic rights, economic opportunity, and artistic endeavour. To their Elders, past, present and emerging, we say thanks.