“Ira is cynical without lacking empathy, experimental without lacking direction. A dark, ambitious new voice.” – Garret Cook (Author, Crisis Boy)
ira rat works and lives in Ames, IA.
My work explores the relationship between Jungian archetypes, life as performance and emerging subcultures. With influences as diverse as Derrida and Troma movies, new combinations are manufactured from both orderly and random layers.
Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the unrelenting divergence of the universe. What starts out as vision soon becomes corroded into a hegemony of lust, leaving only a sense of nihilism and the chance of a new synthesis.
As momentary replicas become distorted through studious and academic practice, the viewer is left with a tribute to the possibilities of our existence.
Beginner’s Guide to Extreme Horror (w/ Jon Steffens)
i’m sorry mom
edited by Ira Rat
F•cked Up Stories 1
F•cked Up Stories 2
F•cked Up Stories 3
Isolation is Safety
Rock’n’Roll Horror Zine Vol. 1
Sniffing Ants Zine Vol. 1
Deep Fried Horror (April, 2019)