Bored by the "hyper-idealized" and hetero-normative imagery on social media, new forms of digital body identities are developing. The interest is no longer in conforming to a single, given body ideal, but experimenting with the limits of one's own body. This creates a new aesthetic which is characterized by extraordinary and irritating creatures. This video essay showcases and analyzes this new way of expressing oneself.

Irena Srdanovic (*1996) completed her bachelor's degree in design at the Zurich University of the Arts, specializing in Trends and Identity, in June 2019.

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Bizarre Bodies. Digital Body Identities | by Irena Srdanovic