Petra Gemein­boeck 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, con­spire with or even so­licit a ma­chine-gen­er­ated co-per­former. Her works have been ex­hib­ited in­ter­na­tion­ally, in­clud­ing at the Ars Elec­tron­ica, Archi­lab, Thes­sa­loniki Bi­en­nale, MCA Chicago, ICC Tokyo, OK Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Art, and the Cen­tre des Arts En­ghien at Paris. She has also pub­lished widely on is­sues of in­ter­ac­tiv­ity and ma­chine agency. Born in Vi­enna, Petra is cur­rently based in Syd­ney, where she is a Se­nior Lec­turer in In­ter­ac­tive Media Arts at the Col­lege of Fine Arts, Uni­ver­sity of NSW, AU.