Arts House and Campbelltown Arts Centre acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands we work on, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples and the Dharawal people. We extend our respect to Elders past, present and future, while respecting Custodians of the vast Nations our digital platforms reach. We extend this acknowledgement to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, audiences and communities.
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– The Virtual Co-presence of the Internet

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Join radio producer and educator Areej Nur in a conversation on how artists and thinkers use the internet to create offline communities centred around ideas of care, virtual co-presence and community building. How do we navigate and negotiate our online identities when the internet often demands fragmentation? How do artists implement communal practices and aesthetics in everyday life and provide spaces to switch off from the constant nature of the internet?

This talk will explore concepts of digital sovereignty and suggest ways we can all co-create radical, challenging, and empowering online and offline spaces together.

Protocol is a series of live talks grounded in the relationship between contemporary performance and the digital cultures that exist on the internet, hosted by Areej Nur as part of BLEED Echo, a public program responding to and ricocheting from the five artist projects and curatorial conversations of BLEED.

Premiere status

World Premiere

Artistic Credits

  • Host: Areej Nur
  • With guests Huna Amweero, Jinghua Qian and Pauline Vetuna

Supported by

  • Presented by Arts House, City of Melbourne as part of BLEED 2020. BLEED is supported Campbelltown City Council through Campbelltown Arts Centre and City of Melbourne through Arts House.


This event occurred live on Thursday 2 July. A recording of the speakers will be available to watch here from 8 July. Duration: 60 mins.


This was a free event.


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Areej Nur

Areej Nur is a radio producer, presenter and educator. She is the co-founder of African arts collective Still Nomads and podcast network Broadwave. Most of Areej’s work seeks to support women of colour, particularly black women, to be at the forefront of conversations about media, arts, race and feminism in Australia.

Huna Amweero

Huna Amweero is a Black Arab screenwriter and radio producer born in so-called Australia (Sovereignty Never Ceded).  Huna is a radio producer at Radio Skid Row 88.9FM, a community radio station with a nearly 40 year history of radical broadcasting. As a screenwriter, Huna’s work aims to unravel oppression while embracing the fictional freedom of allowing marginalised characters to play out their imperfections on-screen. 

Jinghua Qian

Jinghua Qian is a writer, critic and commentator often found thinking about race, resistance, art, desire, queerness and the Chinese diaspora. Born in Shanghai, Jinghua now lives and works in Melbourne, on the land of the Kulin nations.

Pauline Vetuna

Pauline Vetuna is a writer, artist, curator and community radio worker raised and living on Kulin Nation lands. For many years, Pauline has been involved in grassroots, community-based and led arts projects in the western suburbs of ‘Melbourne’; through which they have explored art creation through a variety of mediums. Pauline is one of the founding members of Disabled QBIPOC Collective.

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