Virginia Barratt is a writer and performer based in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, Australia. She is writing a PhD at Western Sydney University in the Writing and Society Research Centre. Virginia is a founding member and slime-sister of the cyberfeminist collective VNS Matrix, which still undertakes occasional projects. Her research focuses on panic, affect and deterritorialisation. Through fictocritical and experimental poetics, she is exploring the positivist aspects of ontological destabilisation and how to remediate panic from a transcendental pathological narrative. Her work can be found in TEXT journal, Banquet Press, Overland, Writing from Below, Spheres Journal for Digital Cultures, and her work is forthcoming from Offshoot: Contemporary Lifewriting Methodologies and Practice in Australasia. She is a member of York University’s Sonic Research Initiative and convenes regional philosophy and research groups where she lives. Virginia has performed most recently in Adelaide, Sydney, Helsingor, Toronto, London, Performing Arts Forum (PAF) in France and in Berlin, with occasional collaborators Amy Ireland, Neha Spellfish and Francesca da Rimini.