These Things I

BY Tiona McClodden


SUPPORTED BY University of Melbourne, as part of the NGV Triennial – exploring the emerging intersections of art, design, science and society.

In this video artwork US artist Tiona McClodden reads aloud from The Lesbian S/M Safety Manual (1988, edited by Pat Califia) drawing attention to the culture of trust and care underpinning BDSM practices and to a diversity of sexualities.

Tiona Nekkia McClodden is a visual artist, filmmaker, and curator whose work explores, and critiques issues at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality and social commentary. McClodden’s interdisciplinary approach traverses documentary film, experimental video, sculpture, and sound installations. Themes explored in McClodden’s films and works have been re-memory and more recently narrative biomythography.