Exhibitions & Screenings
2012 VNS Matrix, A Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st Century, Transmediale, Berlin
2011 Urbanition, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, USA and Carriageworks, Sydney. Curators Shiffer M. and Topfler J.
2011 <<<(((Mods&Hackers)))>>> Game Modification, Hacking, Patching, Avatars and Code-Based Practices within Contemporary Art, YOUNGPROJECTS, Los Angeles, USA. Curator: Paul Young
2011 Incompatible Elements, MIC | Toi Rerehiko, Auckland Arts Festival, NZ.
2010 Incompatible Elements, Performance Space, Carriageworks, Sydney.
2010 Encoded, Art Taipei 2010, Taiwan. Curator Ivanova A.
2010 Utopia Now, Experimenta, Melbourne & Carriageworks, Sydney
2010 Land[sound]scape, Chinese Garden of Friendship, Darling Harbour, Sydney
2009 Impact By Degrees, Australian Embassy, Washington DC, Downstream, video & prints
2009 sms origins, Big Screen project, Federation Square, Melbourne
2008 Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China, land[sound]scape, Installation
2007 Seeker Installation, OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberöstereich, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
2007 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Museum of Fine Art, Bilbao, Spain. All New Gen, media art installation. Curator, Arakis, X.
2007 Plaything, Game art installation, Sydney College of the Arts Galleries, Sydney.
2007 Seeker, media art installation, Artspace, Sydney.
2006 Seeker, installation,Experimental Art foundation, Adelaide.SA.
2006 Seeker, installation, CC06, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne. Curator Stubbs, M.
2005 The Butterfly Effect, Australian Museum,Sydney Pathfinder, mixed media installation. Curator, Goldberg, M.
2004 Seoul Media Art Biennale, Bio-Tek Kitchen, computer game mod. Australian works Curator, Hughes, L.
2004 Reactivate, Experimedia, Melbourne, Floating Territories, mixed media installation. Curator, Ivanova, A.
2004 ISEA2004, Finland, Floating Territories.
2004 Sightseeing, Beijing, China. a.k.a., Bio-Tek Kitchen & Dream Kitchen. Curator, Garside, S.
Bio-Tek Kitchen,computer game modification:
2003 House of Tomorrow, Experimenta, Melbourne. Curator Hughes, L.
2003 Computerspiele von KŸnstlerinnen, Hartware, Dortmund, Germany. Curator, Baumgartel, T.
2003 Version03, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Curator Cates, J.
2000 SHIFT-CTRL, Beall Center for Art and Technology, UC, California. Curator Nideffer, R.
2002 Trace, mixed media installation, Sydney Records Centre, The Rocks, Sydney. Curator, Charlton. S.
a.k.a. short digital video screened:
2002 Transmediale Media Arts Festival, Berlin.
2002 European Media Arts Festival, OsnabrŸk, Germany.
2002 Kasseler Dokumentarfilm & Videofest, Germany.
2002 Contagion exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand.
2001 d>art, Sydney Film Festival.
Dream Kitchen, interactive animation:
2001 Videobrazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2001 Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. Curator Broker, D.
2000 Cybercultures, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney. Curator Cleland K.
2000 Cross Female, Kunsterhause Bethanien, Berlin, Germany. Curator Hoffer, B. & Schulte-Fischedick V.
2000 Biomachines, Adelaide Festival, South Australia. Curator Pierce, J.
1999 Probe, Australian Embassy, Beijing, China. Curator Wallace L.
2000 UFO Strategien, Oldenburg, Germany, Internal Aliens, mixed media installation. Curator, von Oldenburg, H.
1999 Synworld, Vienna, Austria. Bad Code, VNS Matrix.
Diagnostic Tools for the New Millenium, mixed media installation:
1999 Byte Me, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria. Curator Bell, A.
1998 State of the Heart, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney. Curator Tonkin, J.
1998 Experimental Art Foundation, SA. Solo Show.
1997 Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, Solo Show.
1998 Cyber Heart, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, Fuzzy Love Dating Data Base. Curator Diamond, S.
User Unfriendly Interface, CD ROM:
1997 Lab6, Warsaw, Poland.
1997 Video Positive, liverpool, UK,
1997 Transmedia ‘97, Berlin, Germany.
1997 Street level, Glasgow, UK,
1997 Beyond Technology, London Film Makers Cooperative, London, UK, 1997 Technoloust, Antwerp, Belgium.
White video screened:
1999 Cross Links, Berlin.
1997 Video Positive, Liverpool, UK,
1997 Osnabruck Media Festival, Germany.
1997 Video Medeja, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
1996 Matinaze, NSW Art Gallery, Sydney.
1997 Cybercultures, Casula powerhouse, Sydney, Bad Code, VNS Matrix computer game prototype
1996 White video installation, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
User Unfriendly Interface installation:,
1996 Cybercultures, Performance Space , Sydney.
1996 Next Wave Festival, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
1996 Big New Sites, VNS Matrix Virtual Theme Parks Commercial Movie theatres accross Australia
1995 The Power to Move, aspects of Australian photography, Queensland Art Gallery.
1995 Wierd Science? Australian Embassy Gallery, Manilla, Philippines.
1995 Out of the Void, Queensland Art Gallery.
All New Gen, VNS Matrix Solo Show:
1995 Artspace, Sydney.
1995 YYZ Gallery, Toronto Canada, with Spiral Space performance.
1995 Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.
1993 Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.
1994 Weird Science? Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.
1993 Tekno Viscera, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
1992 Siggraph, Chicago USA.
1992 Watch This Space,Billboard Project, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney.
1992 Skin, Contemporary Art Centre, Adelaide.
1992 Real Fictions, SA Art Museum, Adelaide.
Archetypal Strategies, 4 artists touring exhibition:
1990 Experimental Art Foundation
1991 Canberra Contemporary Artspace
1991 Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney
1991 Queensland College of Art Gallery
1990 Rites of Passage, Solo Show, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide
1988 South Australian Women Photographers, Adelaide Festival Centre.
1987 The New Romantics, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1987 Image Makers or Alchemists? Contemporary Art Centre, Adelaide.
1986 Etc, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
Starrs, J. Finegan, A. & Cmielewski, L. Computers in Entertainment. Vol. 7 issue 1. Meaningful data: Seeker’s slow technology approach. Publisher, ACM New York, NY, USA. 2009 ISSN:1544-3574
Starrs J. Gallasch K (ed) RealTime, Korea Gameplay, Issue no 65, Feb-March, 2005
Starrs J. Crogan P. (ed) Game Hack, Critical Issues Series 8, Artspace 2003.
Starrs J. Cranswick D. (ed) Plaything Catalogue, Publisher; Dlux Media Arts, 2003.
Starrs J. Fine Art Forum, Do you know what it feels like for a girl in virtual worlds?, Volume 16, Issue 12, ISSN No: 1442-4894 http://www.fineartforum.org, 2002.
Starrs J. & Cmielewski L, Gallasch K (ed) RealTime, No 38, p.8 Teaching New Media: aiming at a moving target Open City Inc. 2000.
Starrs J. README!, p.199 Nettime (ed) I was a Paranoid Corporate Artist, Autonomedia, 1999.
Selected Published Reviews
RealTime issue#104 August/September 2011. Critical Flows: climates and peoples. Review of Incompatible Elements solo show at the Auckland Arts Festival, New Zealand. Randerson J.
ArtRadar Asia interview March 2011. Words in Art: Australian artist Josephine Starrs maps rivers with poetry. Sjaastad J.
EyeContact, March 2011 review of Incompatible Elements at the Auckland Arts Festival, New Zealand. Hurrell J.
RealTime issue #95 Feb-March 2010, Lake Mungo as Medium. Review of Land[sound]scape, Chinese Garden of Friendship. Gallasch K.
Artlink Vol 27, No3 2007, Databases: Recombinant Interactives. Finegan, A.
Photofile Issue no 79, p.75 2006, review of Seeker solo show, EAF, Adelaide. Pierce, J.
RealTime Issue no 72 2006, review of Seeker in CC06, ACMI, Melbourne. Tofts, D.
RealTime Issue no 64 2004, Review of Floating Territories, Tebbutt J.
Mesh Issue no16 p.69, 2003 Experimenta. Review Dream Kitchen, Douglas A.
RealTime, Issue no 57 p.25 2003, Review of Plaything Exhibition at Frist Draft, Swalwell, M.
FineartForum, vol 4 issue 10, 2000. Review of Dream Kitchen, Spooner, B.
RealTime, vol 37 p. 22, 2000. Review of Dream Kitchen, Taylor J.
Artlink, vol 19 #3 p.17, 1999. Review of Fuzzy Love Dating Database, Grayson R.
B Magazine vol 6, page 141, 1998, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien. Review of Diagnostic Tools for the New Millennium, Sollfrank C.
RealTime, vol 25 p. 29, 1998, review of State of the Heart, Neumark N.
Broadsheet vol 26 #4 p.10, 1997. Review of Diagnostic Tools for the New Millennium, Eichler D.
RealTime, June -July 1996. Review of Cybercultures
Broadsheet, vol. 25no 3 p. 221997, Review of White video installation. Cunningham, D. M.
Time Australia, June 1996, “Spirit in the Machines” Review of User Unfriendly Interface.
RealTime, April - May 1996 Review of White video in Matinaze.
Encore, September 1995 Article on VNS Matrix game prototype.
Black and White Number 5, February 1994, Babes in Boyland, VNS Matrix.
Artlink, Vol 14, #10 1994. Review All New Gen Installation.
Flash Art, May 1994. Review All New Gen Installation
Artlink, March 1993. Review of Skin
Broadsheet, March 1993. VNS Matrix Interview
Artpress ,France,February 1993. Review All New Gen Installation
Artlink, winter 1992. Review of Archetypal Strategies
Art & Text May 1992. VNS Matrix Manifesto
Eyeline, Spring/Summer 1990. Review Archetypal Strategies
Adelaide Review, September 1990. Review of Rites of Passage, solo photography show, Neyland, J.
Public Speaking & Conference Presentations
2011 SCANZ, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2010 Tipping Point, Sydney
2010 DorkBot Canberra
2009 International Symposium Electronic Art (ISEA), Belfast, Ireland
2007 Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
2007 iArt Symposium, COFA
2006 Contemporary Commonwealth 06 Symposium, ACMI, Melbourne
2005 Free Play, the independent game developers conference, ACMI, Melbourne
2004 Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, Artist talk.
2004 AFTRS Forum on film/digital media crossover.
2004 Beap2004, Perth, WA. Paper on digital games and culture.
2004 Artist presentation, ISEA2004, Tallin, Estonia.
2004 Asialink Forum, Melbourne.
2004 Forum on interactive entertainment, UTS, Sydney.
2003 Plaything Symposium, University of Sydney.
2003 Ludic Moments Forum, Artspace, Sydney.
2002 International Symposium of Electronic Art, Nagoya, Japan.
2002 Keynote Speaker, Blur02, Parsons School of Design, New York.
2001 Artist Presentation, Transmediale, Berlin.
2000 Enlightenment Conference, Jan Van Eyke Academie, Netherlands.
1999 Artist presentation, NEXT, Northern Territory Exposure, Darwin.
1999 eXpo Destructo, London.
1999 Center for Research & Computing in the Arts, UC San Diego.
1998 Big Games Summit, Banff, Canada.
1998 BioTechSex, New Media Forum, Powerhouse Museum.
1997 Artist Presentation,Transmedia ‘97, Berlin Germany.
1997 Artist Presentation,Foro Artistico, Hannover, Germany
1997 Banff Television Festival, Banff, Canada.
1997 Interactive Screen, Banff, Canada.
1997 Stukier Bunkier, Contemporary Art museum, Krakow, Poland.
1997 Artist Presentation,Technolust, Antwerp, Belgium.
1996 Artist talk, Queensland College of Art.
1996 Artist talk, Canberra School of Art.
1996 Ars Elecronica Symposium, Linz, Austria.
1996 Artist Presentation, Next Wave Symposium, Melbourne.
1996 Artist Presentation, Cybercultures Forum, Performance Space, Sydney.
1995 Design Consequences, Australian Film & Television & Radio School Forum.
1995 Montreal, forum for opening of Studio XX Artist Space.
1995 Virtual Futures, Warwick University, England. Paper: Power, Paranoia, and User Friendliness in the Age of Information Fetishism.
1995 Romulus and Rambo forum, Canberra School of Art Gallery
1995 Australian Interactive Multimedia Industry Association Annual Conference.
1995 Artist Talk, Victorian College of the Arts.
1994 Terminal Futures, VNS Matrix, ICA, London.
1994 Artist Talk, Canberra School of Art, ANU.
1994 ISEA ‘94, Helsinki, VNS Matrix performed paper.
1994 OSCHI conference, Melbourne, Presentation of User Unfriendly Interface.
1994 Australian Film & Television School, multimedia Forum, Adelaide.