April 22 - June 3, 2022


Kara Güt (Cleveland, OH)

Residency: March 5 - April 30, 2022

Part of Artist-in-Residence

Hydra work-in-progress still from video, 2022  Image provided by Kara Güt

Hydra is, at first glance, an IRL reimagining of the video game boss-battle. At the center of the room sits a large multifaceted armature, a display for screens and sculptures on its various plinth-like arms. Through the use of VR chat models, augmented game footage and appropriated imagery, Hydra explores the hyperspecialization of identity through infinite iterations of the self that now exist for inhabitance online, as well as our proximity to parasocial relationships.

About the Artist

Kara Güt

Kara Güt is a multidisciplinary artist whose primary focus is image-based, digital media. Her work investigates the new shape of human intimacy formed by internet lifestyle, constructed detachment from reality, and the power dynamics of the virtual. She received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2016. Solo shows... go to artist page

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