cyber goddess #5 roja. Karla Kracht /DE/
You are about to encounter a place lost in memory. Distorted by hundreds of space-time folds where the past, present and future are merged, giving space to beings that are half robot, half human.
Spirits born in an archaic world, that -thanks to the passing of centuries and our help- achieve the technologic singularity, or learn how to be more intelligent than ourselves, which is basically the same.
Now they can see us from another place. A non-place that permits them a new life, to be cheeky and tell us about our society as if it we were looking at it through distorted mirrors. Our fears, hopes, dreams and nightmares, what we used to be and what we are going to be… The future, our future, shaped thanks to our past. And present. Our present. Your present and maybe even their present.
Departing from local elements, stories, signs, histories, songs, traditions and rituals of known and now abandoned places, those goddesses are constructed or better said, reborn, in this culture we inhabit. It is here where they gain special significance to each of us, confronting our present with our most ancestral beginnings.
Here in Roja it’s the first 3 dimensional goddess of a series that is being developed all or half around the globe.
Karla is a visual artist using a mix of illustration, animation, video and performance to create room-filling performance- and installation pieces, that talk about nowadays society, an imaginative future and political issues. Very significant are her bizarre personalities, which portray the back side of society.