The Wild Magazine, Elektra KB
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Elektra KB Intersects Aesthetics and Politics

Elektra KB is a self-described “culture clash child” thanks to her family’s move from Soviet Eastern Europe to Latin America, and the accompanying transition to a “flamboyant capitalist and Catholic society”.

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As a result, “The Theocratic Republic of Gaia and The Insurgent Women” was born, influenced by her childhood experience with a 50-year long civil war. This world and the civilization that she created are “realms of resistance”, based on research she has conducted regarding “alternatives that humanity has explored in a quest for liberation.”

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She creates her photography, collage, sculpture, video and performance work using materials associated with women’s work, such as felt, thread, canvas, embroidery and stitching. Her art uses a utopic-dystopic narrative construct, igniting a dialogue with the tone of protest and the theme of exploration of the women’s body. Re-occuring symbolism in her works include the veil, representing hiding, and the throwing-up of threads or hair, referring to catharsis.

Aside from casting herself to play different character roles in her photographs, Elektra KB collaborates with those who break the gender barrier in our own society to become beings, (the White Papess II’s army in The Theocratic Republic of Gaia).

Elektra’s WILD Wish: Time traveling with Falcor –the dragon from the Never Ending story– to Pre-Columbian America and visiting: Aztec, Maya, Inca and Muisca civilizations with containers of chocolate-almond-fudge coconut milk ice cream to share with everyone.

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text by: Kaelie Kelleher










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