Virginia Barratt

Virginia Barratt is a writer, researcher + interdisciplinary artist. She is a doctoral candidate at Western Sydney University. Her research interests are panic, affect, linguistics and deterritorialisation. As co-founder of cyberfeminist collective vns matrix, she co-created works which critiqued gender and new technologies in an emerging cyber culture. She is deeply invested in collaborative practices as a critique of authorship and ownership, of the relentless production of the unique and as a way to create in-crisis with others. She has recently been published in Artlink Magazine, Plinth Journal, Offshoot Anthology of lifewriting, writing from below and has performed, spoken and exhibited at Ars Electronics in Austria, format systems in Adelaide, Vierte Welt and Humbolt university in Germany, Sorbonne and performing arts forum in France, and with vns matrix at new museum in New York, the National Gallery of Victoria, Artspace and Sydney College of the Arts.

the notes I took on my phone when V Barratt took me on a tour of their garden and asked me to water everything while they’d be away in NSW

Hose/by hand Jane’s garden Water Andy’s “L” And sunflowers along here Succulents above Sun hits at 7am, so before that If it’s really hot, water also when the temp drops Experiments on the bench, make sure they’re not dry I’m …

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say a body

fingerbirds mosskin sneck pours knoes meat fleet   and a gyre                                                                         centrifugal               more than eleven orifices               more than one oh!               more than one i               more than one— fattongue phantomlimbs torturemouth shimmerbody offwithher stutterheart everytthingontheoutside   swan’sneck …

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mMouth hHouse pPanic cCathedral

in the panic cathedral of the divine ratio in laon where uncanny angels sing mall music for the devout i leave my body behind the umbra of me —a dark ghost rising— ascending in perfect spirals of slowfast intensities into …

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