Going Low

NSFW Gifs in an Apocalyptic Settings

Popo + the future phone, Eva Wǒ, Curate This

Eva Wǒ is a mixed race queer femme originally from New Mexico now solidly based in West Philly. She is a self-taught photographer, videographer, curator, and digital creative interested in unconventional human aesthetics, homoeroticism, and survival. This year her work has been screened as far as L.A., San Fransisco, Toronto and Berlin, and been published in Mask Magazine, Afropunk, and Autostraddle. See more of her gifs at evawo.com/gifs and follow her on instagram @snaxho_.

In her portraits, Wǒ likes to set her subjects in desolate, even apocalyptic worlds. Against these backdrops we clearly see boldness of her subjects, or, perhaps, the strength of the signals they send. In this way, Wǒ subtly complicates identity and persona, person and place.

In these two gifs, made for Curate This, she explores how our newest and most vicissitudinous “place”—the internet—tangibly affects the ways we think, behave, and are seen.

Popo + the future phone, Eva Wǒ, Curate This

Popo + the future phone
the first gif depicts my PoPo’s hands holding a future phone and experiencing an immersive digital landscape of textures and stimulation. i imagine her perceiving my work and in this way transporting her with me into a future contemporary fantasy. wifi signal is strong and lipstick samples are silently raining in the back. the model on screen is Lux Plastic with 99 new likes. – Eva Wǒ

I like your energy. I wanna experience it. Eva Wǒ, Curate This

I like your energy. I wanna experience it.
the second gif features a selection of recent texts/private/direct messages i’ve received from lovers, suitors, and creeps. it also explores my sexual and social media identities which are influenced heavily by technology, community, and being a fully young millennial. the image is a self portrait and the dove symbolizes the purity, respectability and conservatism i reject. – Eva Wǒ

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