Performative Lecture: This Platform Life by In Her Interior and Petra
This Platform Life by In Her Interior and Petra
Friday, February 15, 2019,
Doors 6.30pm, performance 7.00pm
This Platform Life is a memoir, looking back to look forward at a life lived in the futurepast, platform stacking, stratifying, and avatar jumping, where the flesh in all its porosity leaks data into the dataocean to become a multiplicity in univocity. Hyperleaping from platform to platform and avatar to avatar, exhuming zombie shells and webbing, messily.
Location: FlexSpace, Upstairs MFA room @ 205 Hudson Gallery.
Duration: 29 minutes
About the artists: In Her Interior (IHI) is an Australian collective comprised of Virginia Barratt and Francesca da Rimini. Formed in 2015, IHI co-creates and performs live works of spoken, sung, and recorded text and video within site-specific installation environments. As two of the four cofounders of cyber-feminist group VNS Matrix (est. 1991), da Rimini and Barratt have contributed to critiques of gender and technology for over three decades. In 2016, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of VNS Matrix’s A Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st Century, the group wrote and performed a new text, titled “A Tender Hex for the Anthropocene,” and curated a special section on affective labor for Runway magazine.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.