Marianna Simnett

Blue Moon, 2022

A glitching female figure, trapped inside technicolor blue woods, continually morphs, her body distending and contracting into various poses. Occasionally, a flute or sword grows out of her torso. Though the figure’s face at times coalesces to resemble Marianna Simnett, the imagery is completely generated by a custom AI model that has been trained on videos of the artist. The video mutates a Greek myth about the origin of the flute: after carving the first flute from a deer bone, Athena discarded it after she saw her cheeks puff out while playing. Simnett embraces the horror Athena saw on her own face by playfully flaunting bright prosthetic cheeks.