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UNSW Art & Design, Paddington Campus, F216
Director, Postgraduate Research; Deputy Director, NIEA Creative Robotics Lab
In her experimental art practice, Petra explores the ambiguities and vulnerabilities in our relationships with machines and is interested in making tangible the desires and politics involved. Her practice in machine performance, interactive installation, and virtual environments engages participants in scenarios of encounter, in which they are provoked to negotiate or conspire with a machinic co-performer. Petra was a finalist for the National New Media Art Award 2012, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, and her works have been exhibited internationally, including at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool, UK; Ars Electronica Festival, Austria; Archilab, France; MCA Chicago; ICC Tokyo; the Centre des Arts Enghien at Paris; Artspace Sydney; and the Sydney Powerhouse Museum. She has also published widely on issues of interactivity and machine agency.