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Ras Alhague – The Glitchself

A portrait of a caucasian woman with light brown hair and blue eyes. She is looking to the right and touching her neck slightly with her hand. A deformation of the image doubles the features of her face two times so her nose and lips seems as if extending several times out of themselves, like a stretched harmonica. The texture of the stretch and the distorted features are digital but liquid, and the liquid effect is further accentuated by the distortion on the woman's lips covered in red lipstick that seems to be oozing from one of the stretches. The background is black and the posing of the woman is reminiscent of the poses in classical paining.
• 2022-11-18 FRI • 17:00 CET/UTC+01 (Zagreb time) • PRESENTATION (TEXT) • ONLINE @ live.fubar.space

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.

my.bio/rasalhague

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