Pic by Emma Daisy
I live and make on Whadjuk Nyoongar land in Boorloo (Perth), so-called Australia. On this land I also like to write, play, listen, and sew.
Nike Mo is a moniker under which I perform and release alt/freak-folk music. Great Statue is a music and ‘performance art’ moniker through which I channel the still-living Laurie Anderson in karaoke drag. I perform and contribute to the musical projects Didion’s Bible and Lyndon Blue. I organise and curate with Tone List, a Boorloo-based label for exploratory music. I cut hair for strictly no money but will accept trades, handmade gifts, treasures, beers and/or favours. I also nourish non-human-animal relationships, specifically with my small, wiry-haired dog, Kendrick.
I approach broadcast and community radio as resources for practicing collective attention, attunement and listening. I co-present Drivetime with Doug Swamp, a weekly segment on community radio station RTRFM 92.1 which airs every Monday from 5-7PM. I also belong to the Difficult Listening collective, a radio segment for experimental music on Sunday nights 9-11PM; you can catch my selections every month-ish. My previous works for the radio medium include Whitegums are standing with their feet in the water (2018) and Listen to the distance between us (2019), which was commissioned for Moonah Community Radio by Sisters Akousmatica [Lutruwita].
Across some of the year I facilitate creative projects in Tura New Music’s regional program, and through this work I spend time on Martu and Gija lands in the East Pilbara and Kimberley, and also in Fitzroy Crossing; traditionally land of the Bunuba people, but since colonial settlement and the forced displacement of many Aboriginal groups, has also become home to Walmajarri, Gooniyandi and Wangkatjungka language groups, as well as many others.
My work has been premiered and exhibited in festivals including Totally Huge New Music Festival, Fairbridge Festival, Audible Edge, FRINGEWORLD, WAMfest and Sound Spectrum, and installation works at Cullity Gallery and Mundaring Arts Centre. In 2016 I was awarded the Robert Juniper Award for the Arts, and was nominated for Best Folk act and Most Popular New Act in the 2019 WAM Awards for the project Nika Mo. My work has been commissioned by Tura New Music, Liquid Architecture & the National Gallery of Australia, and Decibel Ensemble.