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Soda_Jerk with VNS Matrix: "Undaddy Mainframe"
Soda_Jerk with VNS Matrix: "Undaddy Mainframe"

Soda_Jerk with VNS Matrix
Undaddy Mainframe, 2014
installation: digital video, screensaver and print media

Soda_Jerk’s Undaddy Mainframe revisits the feminist malware of pioneering Australian art collective VNS Matrix. In this short video, VNS Matrix’s seminal text ‘A Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st Century’
(1991) is recoded via instructional computer videos of the 1990s.

For Hacking/Modding/Remixing as Feminist Protest, Soda_Jerk have collaborated with VNS Matrix to present Undaddy Mainframe within the matrix of the collective’s original billboard image—a further open source rewriting of feminist past, present and futures. Within this installation, Soda_Jerk also present The Direct Line, a cyberfeminist screensaver available for free download.

Soda_Jerk, Undaddy Mainframe, digital video, 1 min
Soda_Jerk, Direct Line, Screensaver
VNS Matrix, A Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st Century, print media
Materials: A Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st Century (1991), HD Green Screen Hand Gesture For iPad Animation (2013), Kids Guide to the Internet (1997), Komputer Tutor: Komputer Kindergarten (1993), The Exorcist (1973) and online images.

With thanks to VNS Matrix: Josephine Starrs, Julianne Pierce, Francesca da Rimini and Virginia Barratt.