Stay, create and present in th heart of Tokyo
Residence Period: 2018.07.01-2018.08.25
"the earth is a better person than me" is a visual novel about a young woman who runs away from her life and into a forest and discovers she can talk to the environment around her. This project explores the interconnected affinities of queerness, disability, and environmental justice using multi-narrative paths and an early net-art aesthetic. It is a long, surreal journey into a young woman's psyche as she struggles to figure out her relationship to sexuality, mental illness, and self-esteem.
1) Mystical Digital, Solo Exhibition in New York City, 2016
2) Ontario Arts Council Award, 2015
3) Current Ph.Din Film and Digital Media at University of California, Santa Cruz
Base of activity: Toronto, Canada
Media Used: Digital Arts
Kara Stone is an artist and scholar interested in the affective and gendered experiences of mental illness and healing as it relates to art production, videogames, and traditional crafting. Her artwork has been featured in The Atlantic, Wired, and Vice. She is a member of the Different Games Collective. She is currently a PhD student in Film and Digital Media with a designated emphasis in Feminist Studies at University of California at Santa Cruz.
The residency is supported by The Canada Council for the Arts/Conseil des arts du Canada