Subject declined: swap mail with Francesca da Rimini [Da Rimini interrogates social taboos through her work Dollspace on the Internet; includes extracts from an email interview by Colin Hood.] APAFT

Hood, Colin and Rimini, Francesca da. Subject declined: swap mail with Francesca da Rimini [Da Rimini interrogates social taboos through her work Dollspace on the Internet; includes extracts from an email interview by Colin Hood.] [online]. Artlink, v.18, no.3, Sept 1998: 36-39. Availability: ISSN: 0727-1239. [cited 09 Mar 11].

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In 1995 Francesca began to focus solely on her own work as a distributed virtual sex worker/activist. She immersed herself fully (8hrs day-sometimes more) in the internet, investigating the potential of email, virtual and websites. Through a process of cross-fertislisation of these communication forms, she created a number of personae, netspaces and texts, the most persistent being her alter ego, the ubiquitous GashGirl.

it got people creating their own pornography, totally customised to individual fantasies…completely bypassing the porn production/sexploitation industry..no capital involved, only capital of the imagination and time, perfect for artists on the dole living in Adelaide.

‘A smear of roses’ will be available pretty much at no cost. I like the the idea of the net as a gift economy…like the idea of art and stuff trading freely.

as my work contains textual and visual material which may contravene pornography laws in some countries it is important to me that the service porviders are familiar with my work , and prepared to defend it if necessary!

you can see her work here  http://gashgirl.sysx.org/

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