VNS Matrix (Australia)

V Barratt
Francesca da Rimini
Julianne Pierce
Josephine Starrs

White Bay Power Station


Australian (Adelaide/Tarntanya) feminist art collective VNS Matrix emerged in 1991 to challenge the male-dominated culture of technology and cyberspace. Their installations, happenings, posters, games, and manifestos explore the sexual, political, and aesthetic dimensions of gendered relationships with technology. They coined the term cyberfeminism to capture their radical vision of empowerment, embodiment, and resistance in the digital age. Notable works including A Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st Century have been widely translated and circulated. Their legacy continues to manifest, inspiring new generations of artists and activists. VNS Matrix is Josephine Starrs, Julianne Pierce, Francesca da Rimini, and V Barratt. 

Presentation at the 24th Biennale of Sydney was made possible with generous assistance from the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body and generous assistance from Arts South Australia.