Tessa Zettel writes, edits and proofreads for various publications. Please get in touch if you would like to commission some words from her, or if you’d like her to check yours.


Book chapters

‘Making Time: Food Preservation and Ontological Design’, co-authored with Abby Mellick Lopes, in Food Democracy: Critical Lessons in Food, Communication/Design, Art and Theoretical Practice, Chicago, Intellect Books, (forthcoming 2016).

Journal articles

‘Collective Objects of Anxiety: Things Encountered and Enacted in Paris, Autumn 2015’, in un Magazine 10.1: ‘Co-Workers’, 2016.
‘Market for Immaterial Value: Unmaking debt and other fictions’
in Runway, Issue 30: ‘Ecologies’, 2016.
‘Plan Bienen: Sharing (in) the more-than-human city’, A Peer Reviewed Journal About_Excessive Research, Vol. 5, Issue 1. DARC (Digital Aesthetics Research Centre), Aarhus University, Denmark, 2016.
(& shorter version in Excessive Research: A Peer-Reviewed Newspaper, Vol. 5, Issue 1. DARC (Digital Aesthetics Research Centre), Aarhus University, Denmark in collaboration with transmediale, Liverpool John Moores University & Liverpool Biennial, 2016.
‘Disappearing Bees’ in un Magazine, Issue 9.1, June 2015.
‘Autonomy/Autarky or ‘Are you sure that’s normal?” in Runway, Issue 23: ‘Prototype’, 2013.
‘Eating with intent’, dasplatforms, http://www.dasplatforms.com/das_five_cent/eating-with-intent 22/12/11.
‘Land-escapes: A propos of time, the city and its other’ in Zanny Begg & Lee Stickells (eds.) The Right to the City, Sydney, Tin Sheds, 2011.
‘Interventions in Things as Ethics’ in NAVA Quarterly, Issue 2, 2009.
‘Collected Fictions: Notes on Notes on the Art and Manner of (Dis)arranging One’s Books in Runway, Issue 12: ‘Make-believe’, 2008.

Catalogue essays

‘Remembering ahead (Or How I Never Learnt to Play Bridge)’, catalogue essay for Rules of Play curated by Kathryn Gray, Tin Sheds, Sydney, 2011.
‘Package Tour: An account of the topographical features and earthly delights of Arcadia’, catalogue essay for Sean Rafferty’s Journey to Arcadia, nsw, No Frills, Brisbane, 2010.


Michael Stevenson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2011). / Entry for the 2011 Frieze Writers’ Prize (Highly Commended)
‘Translations and Myth-conceptions’, avoiding myth and message: Australian artists and the literary world, curated by Glenn Barkley, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney / in Artworker Special Edition: Writing for Art, August 2009.
‘Field Work as Sustainment: The Futur(ing) of Art Practice’ Lisa Kelly & Dennis Tan, 2. Field Work, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Sydney / in Runway, Issue 14: ‘Futures’, 2009.
Cao Fei ‘Utopia’, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2009).  / Entry for the 2009 Frieze Writers’ Prize (Highly Commended)
‘Under Construction: Approaching Sean Rafferty’s Ghost Mountain MOP Projects, Sydney / in Locksmith Project, Issue 1, 2009.
Lisa Kelly & Dennis Tan ‘1.The Lively Plane’, Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown, Sydney (2008). / published here
‘Absence : ecneserP’, Hiromi Tango, Absence, Platform, Melbourne / in un Magazine 2.2, November 2008.

Other texts

‘Futuring Sydney Otherwise’ in Jill Bennett & Felicity Fenner (eds.) HotHouse Report to The City, Sydney, National Institute for Experimental Art, UNSW, 2010.
‘If I’m not mistaken, it is ‘Soybean cake’ / Kalau saya tidak salah, itu ‘soybean cake’’ illustrated essay in Alexandra Crosby et al (eds) Gang re:Publik Indonesia-Australia Creative Adventures, Sydney, Gang Festival, 2008.