Virginia Barratt (they/them) is a trans-media artist, researcher, writer and performer living on Kaurna Yarta, Adelaide, so-called Australia. Virginia is writing a PhD at Western Sydney University in the Writing and Society Centre, and their doctoral research focuses on panic, affect and deterritorialization, explored through performance, experimental poetics and vocalities. As a founding member of the cyberfeminist collective VNS Matrix, still active through occasional collaborations, Virginia has been instrumental in developing critiques around gender and technology over three decades. Virginia’s most recent works have been performed in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Sydney, Helsingør, San Francisco, Toronto, London, Performing Arts Forum (PAF) and the Sorbonne in France, Humbolt University and Kunsthaus KuLe in Berlin. Virginia has been widely published, including in: AXON, Cordite Poetry Review, Writing from Below, TEXT Journal, Banquet Press, Cordite, Overland, Plinth Journal, Artlink Journal and Offshoot: Contemporary Lifewriting Methodologies and Practice in Australasia. Barratt subscribes to the DIWO (Doing it With Others) approach to art making and privileges co-creation as a productive and resistant modality. Among others accomplices, Virginia collaborates in an ongoing capacity with Linda Dement and Jessie Boylan as boneDirt, with Francesca da Rimini as In Her Interior and as Swamp Writing with Ashley Haywood and Nick Taylor.