Stacie Ant is a Russian/Canadian new media artist and curator, currently based in Berlin. She draws on her experiences as an immigrant while developing the critical views of our technologically-saturated contemporary society. Using video, installation, performance, and 3D animation, Ant reinvents elements of contemporary culture through fictional, maximalist narratives. Her character-driven work operates as a critique and rejection of the male gaze, particularly in terms of the objectification of women in a digital society. She harnesses the very digital tools offered in a technologically-dependant society as a means of empowering female identity and sexuality. She often incorporates costumes, exaggerated makeup, composited scenery and to ridicule the effects that mass reliance on technology has on popular culture. Often humorous, Ant’s work offers a way of looking at a fast-paced digital realm through a lens of irony and satire.