Dr Francesca da Rimini is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and performer who commutes regularly between Adelaide and Sydney as a precarious researcher at various Australian universities. Her literary and performative art practice oscillates between solo and collaborative work. Paying careful attention to visual style and language, the works play with identity in-flux, location and knowledge-making. In 1999 Francesca da Rimini was awarded an Australia Council New Media Fellowship. She has made numerous online and installation artworks that explore madness, gender, sexuality, power and the prophetic voice, including the international award-winning dollspace.
She has collaborated with the intercontinental art group identity_runners (1999-2003), Bodyweather dance company deQuincy Co (2000-2007), Mongrel/Harwood’s Netmonster (2005), Bumpp Projects/Sydney Roller Derby League’s Bloodbath (2010), Shu Lea Cheang’s Moving Forest (2012), and Hexecutable II for Beyond The Interface (2015). da Rimini’s most recent solo work, Lips becoming beaks (12,000 nautical leagues), was a locally researched installation and performance (tongues of quickened silver, dramaturged by V Barratt) for FRAN Festival’s Women at Work exhibition, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier, 2017.