Elena Knox is a performing and media artist working across text, sound and image. Her works propose and disrupt embodiments of gender,interrogating how women are performed and perform themselves in the varied media and contexts of our age.
Elena’s videos, performances and creative writing have been presented in such forums as Athens Video Art Festival, Façade Videofestival (Bulgaria), Malthouse, Sydney Opera House, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Sydney Underground Film Festival, St Kilda Film Festival, Sydney and Melbourne Writersʼ Festivals, Women and Theatre Program (USA), Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, Centre for Performance Research (UK), and Art Currents (USA).
As an actor Elena has appeared for La Pocha Nostra (Mexico/USA), and in Jane Campionʼs Holy Smoke. She has written and performs 3 solo experimental electro-cabarets – in 2012 the Green Room Award-nominated electro-cabaret Bild-Lilli played a 3 week season at The Malthouse, Melbourne.
Elena recently gained her PhD Media Arts from UNSW Art & Design, researching performativity in gynoid robots and presenting her findings in the solo show of video art Beyond Beyond the Valley of the Dolls at UNSW Galleries in January 2015. Her website is www.lull.tv. She currently researches for the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA) and teaches at UNSW Art & Design.