GLIMBO by ERICA LAPADAT-JANZEN
November 2nd to December 21th 2012
Erica Lapadat-Janzen is an interdisciplinary artist/curator currently living and working in Vancouver, BC. She is a recent graduate of the Emily Carr University’s Visual Arts program. Erica curates and organizes arts events that create exposure for emerging artists, and contribute to the changing art scene in Vancouver. She is the idea woman behind C A M E R A / W H O R E, No pun intended, and SPREAD. She also actively participates in the online art community and screenshots everything.
Erica actively participates in solo and group exhibitions on and offline. Her work and mediums are in a constant state of flux, although she is currently focused on net art, digital collage, and video work. She focuses on topics ranging from social media as performance to sexuality in online communities. Much of her work could be considered humorous although if you ask she will say “I am NOT funny.” As the self proclaimed founder of Froth wave Feminism, she plays with genderfuck, bodily humour, and hypersexual glitching. She is currently working on being more tangible.
« The internet is made of women. Media of women is used for selling commercial products, entertainment, masturbation, etc. Female beauty and sexual attractiveness are on the forefront of technological progress. Online debates are waged over who the most perfect female is, what size her breasts are, what colour of hair is more attractive. The lines between Realdolls and women that look like dolls are blurred in the online space. These images are often maticulously groomed in photoshop; editing illusions used to exagerate the current trends in fantasy. »
To glitch is to interup. To glitch is to deconstruct.
« In the series GLIMBO (Glitch + Bimbo), the perfect images are damaged. They are aware of their digital status and the glitch is intentional. The gaze is disrupted and shuffled. The images now serve a different purpose. »