Core to Kusum’s practice is the idea of intervention, displacing normal expectations of female body and voice. In these often site specific performances her incursions are brief, extreme and physical. The female scream takes a much heavier tone; more like metal than hysteria, dragging the audience into a harder, faster display of screaming, amplification and feedback.
Intervention and feedback continue to resound across her installation practice in explorations of the relationship of voice to space, materials, and media.
Her work has been included in at numerous exhibitions, festivals and events including Primavera: Young Australian Artists, MCA Sydney 2013, ISSUE Project Room NYC, Superdeluxe at Artspace for the 17th Biennale of Sydney, Liquid Architecture AU, the NOWnow AU, N.K Berlin, UrBANGUILD JPN, Lines of Flight Festival NZ , and Dogodek: The Event, 29th Biennial of Graphic Art, Slovenia.
Kusum has on-going collaborative music projects with Sean Baxter and Peter Blamey in duo Hard Hat.