limbo aesthetics 

2022

 

limbo aesthetics explores questions of virtual and actual identities related to social media and digitality. The piece deals with the virtual transformation of the self through technology and how the fragmentation within the 21st century requires multiple layers of self. limbo aesthetics not only investigates the objectification of the female body through constant changes in beauty standards but imposes the question of what feminism means in the digital era. Applying the notion of catholic limbo onto unstable digital spaces, a post-human fantasy is constructed that grows into a demonic nightmare as the video progresses. The piece suggests a link between the current exploitation of our environment and bodies through neo-feudalism - which pushes an entire generation into severe mental health issues  -  and the desire of escaping the human condition, leaving the anguish of the physical body behind.