Xanthe Dobbie

Xanthe Dobbie, Mother of Harlots, 2020, animated digital collage and poem, endless loop.
Courtesy of the artist.

Xanthe Dobbie, Slow Burn Apocalypse, 2020, animated digital collage and poem, endless loop.
Courtesy of the artist.

Hear the trumpet emerging through the cloud
An army of twink angels
A lake that burns with desire

Bodies writhe
In the privacy of their own homes
Desperately seeking touch
Desperately seeking strangers

At its end
The world is an enormous beat
Gathering in hundreds
To suck each other off
In plain sight

Tuning in to our collective experience of isolation, this series of moving collages has been developed entirely within the space of the Artist’s bedroom. Our private spaces have become the universe - individualised kingdoms of the self where we connect through the windows of our devices. Each work is a portrait of the artist’s state-of-mind as filtered through fanatical queer readings of the Book of Revelations. Declaring ‘the apocalypse is queer’, these endless loops revel in the banal chaos, personal ritual and the masturbatory endlessness of our current historical moment.
– Artist Statement

Xanthe Dobbie is an Australian new media artist and filmmaker. Working across on and offline modes of making, Dobbie’s practice aims to capture the experience of contemporaneity as reflected through queer and feminist ideologies. Drawing on humour, pop, sex, history and iconography, they develop shrines to a post-truth era.



This exhibition acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which it was developed, the Wurundjeri and neighbouring Boonwurrung Peoples of the Kulin Nation, and pays respect to their Elders past and present. The project also acknowledges the complex history the Wurundjeri People have had with the Bundoora Homestead since it was built on their occupied land in 1899. Sovereignty was never ceded. In addition, the project acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Owners across the many lands of what is now known as Australia, and the many First Nations Traditional Owners on all the lands across the world where this website may be accessed and viewed.