5th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) 1994

Pathogenic Vectors

The VNS Matrix (Josephine Starrs, Julianne Pierce, Francesca da Rimini and Virginia Barratt) emerged from the cyberswamp during a Southern Australian Summer circa 1991, on a mission to hijack the toys from technocowboys and remap cyberculture with a feminist bent. VNS Matrix create hybrid electronic artworks which ironically integrate theory with popular culture.

VNS Matrix have come to electronic art through photography, film, video, music, performance, writing, feminism and cultural theory. The inpetus of the group is to investigate and decipher the narratives of domination and control which surround high technological culture, and explore the construction of social space, identity and sexuality in cyberspace.

The Limen

You are at the threshold of the corpusfantastica. Seemingly infinite and infinitely small, neither here nor there, with half remembered snatches of your life or is it? It is darkly seductive here, and you could stay, but you choose to slide through the cartesian reality grid and enter the spaciousness of the corpusfantastica.


@look socio

You see before you a walking pincushion, hardly a piece of flesh that hasn’t been pierced. The jewellery is a cross between Cyberdada circuitry and fishing tackle, useless, meaningless with a strange retro allure. The three breasts are a turnoff, mostly because they are eyeing you nastily. There is a permanent scowl on her face, and her pupils are the size of bowling balls.

@join sociopathic cyberslut

5th International Symposium on Electronic Art [ISEA94] Catalogue
5th International Symposium on Electronic Art [ISEA94] Catalogue

Event Dates

Date & Time
Tue 23rd Aug, 1994 – Sun 28th Aug, 1994
5th International Symposium on Electronic Art [ISEA94]
23/08/1994 – 28/08/1994
Helsinki, Finland

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