Destiny Deacon born 1957 in Queensland, Australia, of Erub and Mer (Torres Strait) and KuKu (Far North Queensland) peoples. Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Virginia Fraser lives and works in Melbourne, Australia
© The artists and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser, “Forced Into Images” (video still), 2001. © Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Destiny Deacon is an artist, performer, video maker, writer, and broadcaster and has been involved with Not Another Koori Show on community radio station 3CR since 1987. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Politics) from the University of Melbourne (1979), a Diploma of Education from La Trobe University, Melbourne (1981), and has taught in state secondary schools, Aboriginal community education, and as a tutor at University of Melbourne. She first publicly exhibited photographs in 1990 and has since then shown in many Australian and international exhibitions, including: the Fifth Havana Biennial (Cuba, 1994); the first Johannesburg Biennale Africus (South Africa, 1995); The Second Asia-Pacific Triennial (Brisbane, Australia, 1996); the first Melbourne International Biennial (Australia, 1999); Biennale of Sydney (Australia, 2000); Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art (Australia, 2000 and 2004); the first Yokahama Triennale (Japan, 2001); and Documenta 11 (Kassel, Germany, 2002).

Virginia Fraser is an artist and writer. She originally trained as a newspaper journalist and has subsequently contributed to various periodicals, worked as a researcher on business publications, and as a radio producer. She has a BA in Fine Art (Media Arts) from Phillip Institute of Technology, Coburg and Bundoora, Australia, and an MA in Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, where she wrote on the vexed subject of artistic collaboration and attribution. Her involvement with experimental and art film as a viewer, writer, curator, and then as a maker, using Super8, began in the late 1970s. Works produced in the 1980s include: “An Ordinary Day‚” and “What is Success?” (with Dianne Duncombe), and “How to Make a 35mm Film,” partly shot on a half frame 35mm still camera. Since 2000, she has been working with light and objects to alter empty, partly empty, and furnished spaces in public and semi-public places. 
A more than decade-long working relationship between Destiny and Virginia has produced, among other things, several collaborative videos, including: “Jump” (1999) shown at the Melbourne International Biennial (Australia, 1999); “Forced Into Images” (2001) shown at Documenta 11 (Kassel, Germany, 2002), at ARCO (Madrid, Spain, 2002), and the Yokahama Triennale (Japan, 2001); and “Matinee” (2003) shown at the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art (Australia, 2004) and Meeting Point (Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Germany, 2003).
Contribution: Participate in Station 2: Aarhus Art Building, Aarhus, with “Forced Into Images,” 2001. Video (Super8 film finished on video, VHS format), edition of 20, 9 min. Courtesy of the artists and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.