ArtKeeper 2024: Loki Liddle

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ArtKeeper 2024: Loki Liddle

Loki Liddle is a proud Jabirr Jabirr man and Storyteller.

His practise includes being the lead singer and songwriter of the Gold Coast based alt-rock band Selve, a written and spoken word poet, a writer and a First Nations arts practitioner with over four years in the sector managing and delivering large-scale arts projects and multi-year programs through his roles at Digi Youth Arts and Blak Social.

With Selve, Loki's played at events such as Woodford Folk Festival, BLAK DAY OUT, Springtime Festival, Brisbane Festival, Horizon Festival, BIGSOUND, SXSW Sydney. As a performance poet, Loki has delivered his work at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, HOTA, Horizon Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Bleach Festival, Documenta15 and more. His short story Snake of Light was published in the Griffith Review and 'This All Come Back Now'.

#The project

During ArtKeeper, Loki will create a large collection of poetry and other written work exploring 10 distinct themes, perspectives and characters.

Loki's songwriting process is informed by his writing practice. Through Selve, Loki has created a narrative universe that connects all of Selve's releases: Snake of Light, The Neon Parable of The Pink Hotel and Red Desert Dream. Through this residency, Loki will discover and explore the stories that will inform Selve's next album, as well as seek to publish the written works he creates. Loki will also explore new ways of delivering poems live in spontaneous sequences that will create different performances, like shuffling the songs in an album.


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