A Womxn Destroyed

The performer’s Metahuman in the Unreal environment.

Amanda Stojanov. Juried Artist
WebXR on the Styly platform

Artist Statement

A Womxyn Destroyed is a performance that delves into the anger felt by femme or femme-identified individuals who have traversed the spectrum of femme experiences, embracing, transforming, or relinquishing this identity while frequently concealing these emotions. Through this virtual performance, I create a space for the expression and exploration of anger.

The first performance will be by the creator of the project Amanda Stojanov.

If you would like to keep in the know on any future performances or updates, as well as be a part of a workshop on how to create your own metahuman, follow Amanda on https://www.twitch.tv/astojano

A Womxyn Destroyed” is a performance exploring the anger experienced by femme or femme-identified individuals who have navigated various aspects of femme identity, often concealing their emotions. This virtual performance creates a space for expressing and exploring this anger. The inaugural performance will be conducted by the project’s creator, Amanda Stojanov. The performance references texts including Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Woman Destroyed” (1969) and Melissa Febos’ “Girlhood” (2021).

This project was originally created for a special issue of Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies: http://liminalities.net/DPL.html

Styly link: A Womxn Destroyed

About the artists

Amanda Stojanov is a media artist exploring the impact of communication technologies on identity, agency, and visibility, focusing on embodiment and the “historically constituted body” in a networked society. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as ISEA, UC Santa Cruz, Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair, UCLA’s New Wight Gallery, the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, the Hammer Museum, Ars Electronica, and the New Museum (online). Her work has been featured in Artillery magazine, The New York Times, and The Associated Press. Amanda holds an MFA from UCLA and is an assistant professor at Monmouth University.

Credits: Amanda Stojanov

URL: https://amandastojanov.com/

ISEA2024 acknowledges the Turrbal and Yugara as the First Nations owners of the lands where the symposium will be held. We pay our respects to their elders, lores, customs and creation spirits. We also acknowledge and pay respects to all First Nations peoples across the continent and beyond Australian shores.