New Criticals

Do you feel your tween years were highly influenced by the cultural aspects of gif-making on LiveJournal? How do those experiences inform your current aesthetic?

Yeah, totally! I think growing up in the internet was very impactful for a bunch of artists of our generation. I was still around for Web 1.0 and that implied a lot of very glittery very slow loading gifs in GeoCities websites. I used to have a GeoCities website that i’m hoping will show up on Olia Lialina’s GeoCities Tumblr Archive. i remember it having a cheetah print background and a KiTTiE (the metal band) soundtrack, lol.  I vividly remember learning a lot about art and music on LiveJournal communities, and it totally shaped my interests, most likely to this day, and i’m grateful for that access.