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Dollspace (da Rimini, Francesca)

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protagonist's motivation, if it can be identified at all, is most likely to have fun and make the world more beautiful, or even better. This is a role transfer to female subjects that is more unmistakable than anything we have considered in our discussion so far. (Of course, it need not be accepted, everything is left open.) Here, unruliness is not dystopic and characterized by the need to survive, but utopian, thriving on the abundance and beauty of life. Life offers many pleasurable opportunities of transgression which can be savored to the full. Rist's criticism of waves of cars seems somewhat naive and conciliatory when—which is what the philosophies of survival in other works teach us—there can be no reconciliation. On the other hand, this video is also an exciting attempt to localize female unruliness in the apparent harmlessness and goodness of young women.

Monstrous Desire

Like White Trash Girl, Doll Yoko, the protagonist of the net and hypertext-specific ghost fiction «Dollspace,» literally comes out of the marsh. This work by the Australian artist Francesca da Rimini originated from


the LambdaMOO adventures Gashgirls a k a Francesca da Rimini. Doll Yoko is a figure who developed out of the net identity Gashgirl, whose (sexual) adventures and fantasies are sprinkled into the chapters of «Dollspace.» «Dollspace» is a complex, labyrinth-like web environment of images, hypertext fiction, extracts from the LamboMOOs and Marquis de Sade. Links lead to the pages and tales of the Zapitastas, where Doll Yoko's identity is given a further cover—Commandant Ramona, an authentic figure.

At the very beginning we read that Doll Yoko is really dead, drowned in a marsh in Japan in which unwanted female children are immersed. She is a «ghost,» as «all women are ghosts and should rightly be feared». She has monstrous sexual desires for young boys. As doll/gashgirl/ghost, she is—like all of the discussed figurations—not a natural born woman, but a posthuman copy/essence, evolving from the dark abysses of patriarchal capitalism. She is gashed, killed, violated, full of fantasies of power and losing control, of cum, of fucking and killing, of getting fucked and killed. Doll Yoko who is at the same time dead and alive, wants to destroy and to be destroyed herself,

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