VNS Matrix

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VNS Matrix

The term Cyberfeminism was first used by the Australian artist collective VNS Matrix in their 1991 Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st century. In the manifesto, VNS Matrix stated that, “we are the modern cunt/positive anti reason/unbounded unleashed unforgiving” and that, “we are the virus of the new world disorder/rupturing the symbolic from within/saboteurs of big daddy mainframe/the clitoris is a direct line to the matrix/the VNS Matrix”. Their works include installations, events, and posters distributed through the Internet, magazines, and billboards.Taking their point of departure in a sexualised and socially provocative relationship between women and technology the works subversively questioned discourses of domination and control in the expanding cyber space.

 

(Image: VNS Matrix)

Festival edition: 
2012

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