Ras Alhague – The Glitchself
How do we adapt and choose to represent ourselves in the ever-changing landscape of the Internet? How do the aesthetic aspects of our choices affect other users’ interpretation of us? Does it affect our interpretation of who we are? With more and more new tools and platforms emerging in the online world, what is the fate of the old media? And what role does glitch art play in all of this? Exploring the phenomenon of digital identities through the lens of ellis laurens’, Micah Alhadeff’s, and tojeira.visuals’ art.
The work is published at: fubar.space/2022/the-glitchself
Zoe S. a.k.a. Ras Alhague
A polish digital artist specializing in glitch aesthetics and post-f3t!$h art. In 2014—2021, they were the main curator for Glitch Artists Collective, which strives to feature some of the most prominent glitch artists in the community on their multiple social media platforms. In November 2014, they co-founded Asthenia, a collaborative project that concentrates on the use of glitch aesthetics to create unrest, dark and obscure images. Since then, Asthenia has received decent recognition in the community and participated in various group exhibitions. Zoe’s solo projects—Dream Doctor, mainly focused on the theme of sexuality as well as the problematic side of institutionalized religion and consumerism, and Outernet Explorer, an ironic take on the YouTube culture with a dark subliminal message—have also been featured in numerous events, including the longest-running glitch art festival in the world, fu:bar/expo. Today, their art focuses on the exploration of artistic nudity, gender, and sexual expression through glitch art, making Ras Alhague their most prolific artistic identity.