Virginia Barratt | Abridged CV | 2019 | virginiabarratt.net
Virginia Barratt is an Australian researcher, artist, writer and performer living on Kaurna land. She is writing a PhD at Western Sydney University in the Writing and Society Centre. Her doctoral research focuses on panic, affect and deterritorialization, explored through performance, experimental poetics and vocalities. Virginia is a founding member of the cyberfeminist collective VNS Matrix, still active through occasional collaborations. Her most recent works have been performed in New York, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Sydney, Helsingør, San Francisco, Toronto, London, Performing Arts Forum (PAF) and the Sorbonne in France, Humbolt University and Kunsthaus KuLe in Berlin. Virginia Barratt has been widely published, including in: AXON, Writing from Below, TEXT Journal, Cordite, Overland, Plinth Journal, Artlink Journal and Offshoot: Contemporary Lifewriting Methodologies and Practice in Australasia.
Performance / Exhibition / Presentation This platform life, Tender Alembicians, Lexi Had a Little Alembic, REFRESH 2018: Refiguring the Future. Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York, 2019. Into the Gyre: Technomancy for Meme Lords and Data Witches, No Wave readings. The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, (forthcoming) 2018. Hexing the Alien (reprised), with Francesca da Rimini and Onyx Carmine, Women, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970 Symposium. Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2018. (again, back remain through, with Grace Marlow, Into My Arms, ACE Open, Adelaide, 2018 (un)wanted the outlaw exegesis, Keynote, English and Creative Writng Seminar, University of Adelaide, 2018 Interruptions, iterations, intimations and peregrinations (reprised), with Francesca da Rimini, Stuart Maxted & Alice Farmer, Closing Night Performance. FORMAT, Adelaide, 2017. The Darkening: Flesh Lined With Language Lined With Flesh, with Quinn Eades. Technicity, Temporality, Embodiment: 10th International Somatechnics Conference. Byron Community Centre, Byron Bay, 2016. B.A.B.S. with Francesca da Rimini and Amy Ireland, Making History. 20th Biennale of Sydney: The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed, 86 George Street, Redfern, 2016. The Expanse of a Dead Open Mouth, Queensland School of Continental Philosophy, Brisbane, 2016 !panic! ictic vocalities. Conversations on Writing, Berlin Colloquium: Writing as Research, Presented by Cultural Studies, The University of Edinburgh School of Architecture and Writing and Society Research Centre, Institute for Cultural History and Theory, Humboldt University, Berlin, 2016 !panic! ictic Vocalities, Lire Pour Faire International Colloquium, Université Paris 3, Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2016
Publications and Bibliography Barratt, V and da Rimini, F, mMyth is is. Writing From Below (Art(i)culations Conference Special Issue). Barratt, V and Eades, Q. Vocal Womb and the ekphrasis machine (we die), Axon: Creative Explorations, Vol 8, No 1, May 2018. http://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-14/vocal-womb-and- ekphrasis-machine-we-die Barratt, V., 2018, mMouth hHouse pPanic cCathedral, Queer Modes: New Australian Poetry, Cordite Poetry Review. http://cordite.org.au/chapbooks-features/queering/mmouth-hhouse- ppanic-ccathedral/ Barratt, V., 2017, Panic Trilogy. Brien, D.L. and Eades, Q. (ed), Offshoot: contemporary life writing methodologies and practice, UWA Publishing, Crawley, W.A. Barratt, Virginia. “Monstering the Logos Eros,” in Writing From Below. Contamination From Above. 2, no. 2 (2016)
Jessie Boylan | Abridged CV | 2019 | jessieboylan.com
Jessie Boylan is an artist based on Dja Dja Wurrung country in Central Victoria, Australia. Spanning a documentary-based practice, Boylan is interested in collaborative praxes, modes of affect and disruption and uses photography, video and sound to explore environmental, social and psychological disturbances and upheaval. She is a member of Lumina, an Australian women’s photography collective, the Atomic Photographers Guild, an international group who aim to render visible all aspects of the nuclear age, and the Nuclear Futures/Alphaville Community Arts Project.
Education: 2012-2015– Master of Fine Art (Photomedia), Monash University, Melbourne.
2005-07 – Bachelor of Fine Art (Photography), RMIT University, Melbourne.
Selected Exhibitions: 2019: Apocalypse: Then and Now, The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY, February 13, 2019 – April 5, 2019. // Echoes, Lumina Collective, Art Gallery of Ballarat, 15 December, 2018 – 10 March, 2019. // 2018: Rupture, with Linda Dement, Virginia Barratt and Jenna Tuke, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria (Going Solo Award), September 2018 – February 2019 // In Your Dreams, UNSW Galleries, Paddington, curated by Felicity Fenner and Cherie McNair. January 6 – April 7, 2018. Australian Centre for Photography presented in partnership with the UNSW Galleries in association with Sydney Festival. // 2017: Lumina, Black Eye Gallery, Darlinghurst, June 08 – 19, 2017. Launch of Lumina Collective. // 2016 : Nuclear including Ten Minutes to Midnight & Ngurini amd Portrait of a Whistleblower at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide. // 2015: Daily life of actions, with Tim Price, TCB Melbourne. // Atomic Photographers Guild, Hiroshima Bank, Hiroshima, Japan. // Portrait of a Whistleblower, with Nuclear Futures, The Block, QUT, Brisbane. // Ngurini with Linda Dement, Luke Harrald, Paul Brown, Yalata Community and Nuclear Futures, The Block, QUT. // Fourteen Ounces II, White Night, Melbourne, Union Lane . // Nuclear Photographs, Uranium Film Festival, Atomic Photographers Guild, Quebec, Canada. Shift (collaboration with Linda Dement) and Yami Lester and Avon Hudson (portraits) as part of Black Mist Burnt Country, Testing the Bomb, Maralinga and Australian Art, National Touring exhibition, 2016 – 2019: Western Plains Cultural Centre, Penrith Regional Gallery, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Burrinja Gallery, Upwey, Victoria, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Gold Coast City Gallery, Townsville Pinnacles Gallery, Glasshouse Regional Gallery, National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney.
Grants: 2018: Going Solo Initiative, Bendigo Art Gallery. // 2016: Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant // 2015-2016: Artists or Curators Residency Grant through Museums and Galleries NSW. // 2014: Public Art Commission, Mount Alexander Shire Council, Castlemaine, VIC. 2014-2016: Nuclear Futures Arts Project (Key Artist), Australia Council for the Arts. // 2012: Copyright Agency Limited Creative Fund. // 2010-2011: Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart Grant.
Media: ‘The landscape of trauma’ by Andrew Stephens, Spectrum, The Age, 1st February, 2019.
‘Jessie Boylan: Rupture’ Review, Artlink Magazine, 07 Dec, 2018. // ‘Black Mist Burnt Country’, Artlink, Larissa Behrendt, Review, October, 2016 . // ‘Black Mist Burnt Country review – exhibition covers devastation of nuclear war’, The Guardian, Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore, 12 October 2016. // ‘Nuclear Imaging, Sixty years after the black mist rained on Maralinga burning people and country, Australia’s nuclear history is being made visible through art’, Profile, Bendigo Magazine, Sarah Harris, March, 2016 .
Residencies: 2018: Bundanon Trust, Artist in Residence Program, Shoalhaven, NSW. // 2016: Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey, Victoria. // 2016: Bundanon Trust, Artist in Residence Program, Shoalhaven, NSW. // 2014-2015: Artist in Residence Yalata Aboriginal Community, South Australia as part of Nuclear Futures.
Linda Dement | Abridged CV | 2019 | lindadement.com
Recent Selected Exhibitions: 2018: Art Peasants Spiral Space, ‘Sonic Cyberfeminsims’, DICE, Berlin. Cyberflesh Girlmonster in ‘Computer Grrrls’ HMKV, Germany & touring. Rupture, Jessie Boylan collab Virginia Barratt, Linda Dement, Bendigo Art Gallery. 2017: Feminist Methodology Machine in ‘Unfinished Business’ ACCA Melbourne. Awry Signals collab. Nancy Mauro-Flude, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne. On Setting Yourself on Fire, collab. w Stephen Wright, First Draft, Sydney. Rogue Agents, Auto Italia project, [collab: Holly Childs, Angela Goh, Spence Messih, Benji Rah, Victoria Sin] First Draft, Sydney 2016. ArtBank exhibition of shortlisted artists NSW Visual Arts Fellowship. Awry Signals in Radical Networks, Elsewhere, Bushwick NY USA. Cyberflesh in Seduced by A Cyborg, Human Resources Gallery, LA USA. SHIFT, collab J Boylan, Black Mist Burnt Country, SH Ervin & touring AU 2016–18. Babies Bones, augmented reality installation for Nuclear Futures, Maralinga airstrip. Feminist Methodology Machine in FMX, First Draft Sydney. Data driven constellation for Divination, dir N Mauro-Flude, Dark MoFo, Hobart 2015. Ngurini & 10 Minutes to Midnight, Screengrab7, James Cook University, Townsville. Scoring Patti Smith, Affiliated Text / Cross Art + Books, Sydney. In My Gash, Dystopia ArtBar, MCA Sydney. Ngurini & 10 Minutes to Midnight, The Block, QUT, Brisbane, collaboration Nuclear Futures program, director Teresa Crea, producer Paul Brown, co-artist Jessie Boylan, composer Luke Harrald. Cyberflesh Girlmonster in Welcome to the Future, iMAL Centre, Brussels. X augmented reality installation, Darlinghurst, Art Month Sydney, Art at Night. 10 Minutes to Midnight, Adelaide Festival Fringe, collab Nuclear Futures program 2014. Avenging Angels Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart 2013. Awry Signals collab. Nancy Mauro-Flude, Niteworks Bundanon Artists Trust. 50BPM collab Kelly Doley for Catching Light, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney 2012. Moving Forest 2012 London (collab. Shu Lea Cheang & others) Chelsea College of Art, Triangle Gallery, London and netstreamed Cyberflesh Girlmonster & In My Gash in Insert Disc, Museum of Moving Image, NY.
Recent Awards, Grants, Residencies:
2016: New Work grant, Australia Council. Artist in residence (with Jessie Boylan), Bundanon Trust & Burrinja Cultural Centre, Copyright Agency Cultural Fund Residency Program, Museums & Galleries NSW. 2015 Artist in Residence, Yalata Aboriginal Community for Nuclear Futures 2014 Artist in Residence, Sydney City Council, Creative Live Work Spaces 2011 & 2013 Siteworks Associate and Artist in residence, Bundanon Trust, NSW 2010 Artist in residence (with collab group In Serial), Bundanon Trust, NSW. Artist in residence (with collab group In Serial), Artspace, Sydney 2010 Australia Council, Digital Cultures Fund, project grant.
Collections: ArtBank Australia | Bibliothèque Nationale de France | The NY Film-Makers’ Cooperative | The Australian Video Art Archive | The Harries Collection, QLD Health, Australia | Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Cornell, USA | The Daniel Langlois Foundation, Canada | The SIGGRAPH Archive, University of Arizona, USA | Griffith Artworks, Australia