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Elena Knox is an emerging Australian performing and media artist. Her works propose and disrupt embodiments of gender, recasting how women are performed, and perform themselves, in the varied media and contexts of our age. Recently she has presented a pioneering embodied critique of the aesthetic evolution of the service gynoid. Knox’s video, performance and texts have been presented at sites such as Athens Video Art Festival, Sydney Opera House, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Berlin’s Akademie der Künste (for Literaturwerkstatt), St Kilda Film Festival, Sydney Underground Film Festival, Sydney and Melbourne Writers! Festivals, Façade Videofestival (Plovdiv), Zebra Poetry Film Festival (Berlin), Screenspace (Melbourne), Sydney Mardi Gras, Centre for Performance Research (UK), and Women and Theater Program (USA). Her show Fleshed Out is embarking on a Regional Galleries tour of Australia with DLux Media.
As a performer, Knox has appeared for La Pocha Nostra (Mexico/USA) and in Jane Campion! Holy Smoke. She has written and performed 3 solo experimental electro-cabarets; in 2012, Bild- Lilli (Malthouse, Melbourne, 2012) was nominated for a Green Room Award for Innovation. Knox gained her PhD Media Arts from UNSW Art & Design, winning the 2015 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research. She currently works in Sydney at the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA), as a member of the Creative Robotics Lab research cluster. She teaches Memory & Self and The Mind Lab at UNSW Art & Design, performs in electronic pop duo Actual Russian Brides, and co-directs production house Lull Studios.

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