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Jonnine Nokes (they/them) is a disabled transperson, artist and musician based in Naarm, so-called Australia. They have been composing electronic sound since 2008. They have performed and released experimental electronic music in numerous one-off collaborations and under many solo monikers including Hamburger Lady, Blossoming Anus, J. Caressé and their current project, Horse Pills.

In 2012, they graduated with a Fine Art degree, majoring in sound art, from RMIT University. Much of their artwork has been multichannel video and sound installations. They have exhibited sound and video work nationally and internationally. Many previous works were politically charged, exploring forms of radical resistance to far-right politics. Their current focus is far more corporeal in nature, as they navigate mental and physical challenges, violence, and their health, history and gender identity. They are currently conducting research for an honours thesis in Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies at La Trobe University.

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