Wayshrines I, II & III (an avatar manifesto)
FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Anima +
Electronic Language International Festival
‘Wayshrines I, II & III (An Avatar Manifesto)’ overturns the male-dominated power structures that exist within web-based reality by appropriating and reinterpreting virtual representations to create new meaning. The work calls into question the alternative moral code that exists when faced by the immortal digital female body.
Kara Gut (b. 1989, Cleveland, Ohio) is a multidisciplinary artist whose primary focus is image-based, digital media. She received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2016 and is the recipient of the Cranbrook Art Museum Committee Acquisition Prize, the Firestone Photography Award, and the Peter MacKendrick Endowment Fund for Visual Artists. Kara currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio.