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The Place In Which I Fit Won’t Exist Until I Make It

Lucreccia Quintanilla

Presented in Season 1 2022

Presented by Arts House as part of Makeshift Publics Critical Response Series

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This collection honours the work of self-organisation and collaboration as a vital element in our cultural practices.

Throughout the pandemic we’ve all been forced to reckon with urgent questions surrounding self-organisation, responsibility and community.

This work by Lucreccia Quintanilla honours these questions with a collection of thoughts by artists and organisers involved in radio, sound making and writing, for whom making space has been an important focus.

As James Baldwin alludes in the quote that inspires the text’s title, our spaces define and construct the voices that are allowed to speak and be heard, and provide opportunities for complex discussions and both making and unmaking on unceded First Nations lands.

The Place In Which I Fit Won’t Exist Until I Make It features writing by Samira Farah, Joe Miranda, Del Lumanta and AM Kanngieser, and is edited by Quintanilla. Each of the contributions generously offered by the artists featured in these pages speaks of a necessity for such spaces for marginal communities, while at the same time offering reflections on the theme of organising itself.


About the Artist

Lucreccia Quintanilla is an artist, writer, DJ and researcher gratefully living and working on the lands of the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation. Her practice is a collaborative one that manifests into outcomes within galleries and also as events and performances outside of that context. Her writing and artworks have been published and exhibited both nationally and internationally. Quintanilla is regularly asked to speak at panels and symposiums in regards to themes within her research on sound and collectivity. She has received grants for her projects and residencies.

Artist Statement

My work is concerned with sound and collectivity. My ongoing project is sound as a mode of knowledge transference and with this in mind I create written works, sculptural and painting works as well. I have constructed a soundsystem speaker stack in the Jamaican sound system style as a point of departure for thinking about multiplicity, collaboration, music/sound experimentation.

Image credit: Lucreccia Quintanilla

Image description: A dark sky with a star constellation and lines drawn between each star.

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