Antifa Battle Angel a.k.a ABA a.k.a Ariann is a BFA graduate of the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen and Television at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Ariann's love for creation breaches dimensions, curdling in the plane of writing to extend into video, photography, graphic design, costuming, DJing, and more. The bedrock of their visual art is comprised out of early Internet aesthetics: hypermanipulated colors and frenetic graphics serve as a departure from streamlined design standards and a reckoning with the postmodern Internet's role in surveillance capitalism. If you ask their mother, she might describe their work as 'radical self-indulgence.' 

"portrait of a metro rat"

t h i n g s   A r i a n n   k n o w s   2 b   t r u e:
1. Fiction and fact have switched places (if they were even on opposite sides in the first place).
2. Art is one of the crux pivots towards the ether. 
3. The internet has been my unraveling place for as long as I've been alive.
Yet, as I grow older, the heartbeat I've held onto for so long crescendoes into a rhythm with which I struggle to keep up. Data has thrown my corporeal form out of orbit, has Gepettoed how I see myself, how I see the world, and how I choose to render both across creative disciplines.  Images are an escape but nowadays they are also what we need to escape from. I’m choosing to do both, using the skills of the web I’ve acquired to run through the valley between the rock and the hard place. My mission is to dip my toes into the reflexive pool of what might no longer be reality, through visuals extrapolated from my world and overedited with irony. 
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