Shantha:
Science-fiction is a theme in some of your work, is that part of what drives your attraction to digital media in your art practice and how the internet connected you to virtual queer life?



Violet:

This may surprise you, but the internet doesn't really have anything to do with it. I've always been that punk/goth/queer from the bay that loves horror and science fiction. I love a lot of other types of cinema, but those two are predominantly my favourite genres. I think what I really felt, but didn't intellectually know as a teenager, is that I've always been fascinated by the monster, that which is alien, that which is spectral. Why do goth queers love horror so much and love monsters so much? Because we've been made to feel like that all of our lives. That may be a very stereotypical answer but it’s true for me.