Virginia Barratt

Virginia (ex-VNS Matrix, slime-sister) is a PhD candidate at the

University of Western Sydney. Her research topic is panic, engaging

tensions between ontological meltdown/psychic deterritorialisation and

ontological security. Panic is remediated from its pathological narrative

and reimagined as a space of urgency/agency.

Experimental poetics, abjection and performance are her modalities.

Her work of performative text, SLICE, is forthcoming from Stein and Wilde.

She is afraid of flying, lives with/in nature in a mycelial feedback loop

and has an unnatural love of cephalopods.

Cementa 2015