Arietta Electrica
Arietta Electrica

Photograph. 2018.

Music (particularly, popular music), is becoming dominated not by performers, but producers. Tracks are built up of vocals, spliced together from multiple takes. Integrating pitch into text-to-speech generators, we may no longer need a performer.

To me, the response is either to move towards the æsthetics of performance (building an emotional investment in the artist) and/or to emphasize the organic (favoring the not-perfect over the automated).

The Rainbow Horrorshow
The Rainbow Horrorshow

Screenprint. 2018.

A very stylized self-portrait, “The Rainbow Horrorshow” draws on Xerox art and the punk æsthetic.

Arietta Electrica
The Rainbow Horrorshow
Arietta Electrica

Photograph. 2018.

Music (particularly, popular music), is becoming dominated not by performers, but producers. Tracks are built up of vocals, spliced together from multiple takes. Integrating pitch into text-to-speech generators, we may no longer need a performer.

To me, the response is either to move towards the æsthetics of performance (building an emotional investment in the artist) and/or to emphasize the organic (favoring the not-perfect over the automated).

The Rainbow Horrorshow

Screenprint. 2018.

A very stylized self-portrait, “The Rainbow Horrorshow” draws on Xerox art and the punk æsthetic.

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