Ray Ceasar’s cyborgs

As part of cyborgs discussion I found Ray Ceasar, a Toronto-based artist to be a fascinating example of hyperstition. Not only he invented his own origins claiming he was born a dog, but the whole world inhabited with bizarre creatures, cyborgs in fact. Notably, he got much of his inspiration from working in the children’s hospital in Toronto as a medical artist where he was capturing all medical procedures conducted on children and the results of those procedures. I think his works could be interpreted in Haraway’s way as illustrations of human fusion with biology and technology that results not only in distortion of the body but also in fractionation of identity (Ceasar himself had been diagnosed with disassociative identity disorder which he calls “a bliss”).

Exodus Study (2005), 12 x 12 inches, EDITION OF 20, Giclee Print on Entrada Paper

Exodus Study (2005), 12 x 12 inches, EDITION OF 20, Giclee Print on Entrada Paper

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