Elena Knox is a media and performance artist. Currently a research fellow in Intermedia Art and Science at Waseda University, Tokyo, she also works with the Creative Robotics Lab at Australia’s National Institute for Experimental Arts, and co-directs production house Lull Studios. Her PhD won the 2015 Dean’s Award at UNSW Australia Art & Design, investigating the ethics and aesthetics of the likely sex and companionship work of gynoid robots. Knox’s experimental electro-cabarets and music projects are nominated for multiple awards, most recently the Australian Art Music Awards. Her media artworks have been presented in premiere venues in New York, Cologne, Berlin, Hong Kong, Kochi, Wuhan, Plovdiv, Frankfurt, Milan, London, Sydney, Melbourne and Cairo. Knox has performed in ‘Living Museum of Fetishized Identities’ (La Pocha Nostra), ‘Music for the Eyes’ (CODA), and Jane Campion’s ‘Holy Smoke’. She is published in literary and academic journals internationally. Her electronic duo Actual Russian Brides is released on Brigade Music Berlin and Clan Analogue Recordings.