Out-of-Sync is a collaboration between Norie Neumark and Maria Miranda. We have been collaborating since 1993.
Over the years of our collaboration we have been engaged with questions of culture, place and memory. However, for the past few years our concerns have pivoted to human-animal relations and environmental politics and practices. Our work takes many forms, but mostly video, sound, installation and the internet. We are passionate about art as a process of engagement, as a way of thinking through, as an aesthetic, and a way of living life to the full. Out-of-Sync has exhibited work nationally and internationally.
Norie Neumark is a sound/media artist and theorist. Her radiophonic works have been commissioned and broadcast in Australia (ABC) and in the US. Her collaborative art practice with Maria Miranda has been commissioned and exhibited nationally and internationally. Her current passions are human-animal relations, environmental concerns, and voice. Her sound research writing on voice includes Voicetracks: attuning to voice in media and the arts (MIT Press, 2017) and Voice: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media, (MIT Press, 2010), lead editor and contributor. She is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at VCA and Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University, Melbourne, and the founding editor of Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts. Unlikely.net.au
Maria Miranda is an artist and scholar. She has maintained a collaborative art practice with Norie Neumark as Out-of-Sync since 1993. Maria recently completed a major ARC DECRA research project at the Victorian College of the Arts, titled The Cultural Economy of Artist-run Initiatives in Australia. She is co-editor with Anabelle Lacroix of the book An Act of Showing: rethinking artist-run initiatives through place, (2018) An Act of Showing website.
She is author of Unsitely Aesthetics: uncertain practices in contemporary art (Errant Bodies Press, 2013).
Maria and Norie live and work in Melbourne, Australia.