Francesca da Rimini

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Francesca da Rimini (GashGirl, doll yoko, liquid_nation) has been working in the field of new media since 1984. During the 1990s she worked with the cyberfeminist artists’ collective VNS Matrix formed in 1991. Her work has investigated the artistic and erotic potential of negotiated email relationships, online virtual communities and web-based narrative architectures. This research crystallised in various forms of creative collaboration including a novel «FleshMeat,» a bottomless pond of dead girls in the award-winning dollspace, a counterpoint to sons of starwars globalisation in «Los Días y Las Noches de los Muertos,» the subatomic decoherence of «Soft Accidents,» and the streaming world of «Identity_Runners.»

In 1999, Francesca was awarded the New Media Fund Fellowship by the Australia Council to explore quantum physics and indigenous knowledge systems. This has drawn her into the current realities surrounding Aboriginal rights, protection of country, eco-activist movements and ‹Big Daddy Mainframe’s› tentacles into the nuclear, military and mining industries.

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