Virginia Barratt (ex-VNS Matrix and slime-syster) is a doctoral candidate at the University of Western Sydney. Her research topic is panic, engaging tensions between ontological security and ontological meltdown. Experimental poetics, performance and sonics are her modalities. Her published work can be found in TEXT journal, coastines, banquet press and other anthologies. Her work is forthcoming from Stein and Wilde and Writing from Below.