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“Ira is cynical without lacking empathy, experimental without lacking direction. A dark, ambitious new voice.” – Garret Cook (Author, Crisis Boy)

about
ira rat works and lives in Ames, IA.

artist statement
My work explores the relationship between Bauhausian sensibilities and copycat violence. With influences as diverse as Nietzsche and Roy Orbison, new tensions are distilled from both simple and complex meanings.

Ever since I was a pre-adolescent I have been fascinated by the ephemeral nature of relationships. What starts out as yearning soon becomes manipulated into a tragedy of distress, leaving only a sense of what could have been and the dawn of a new beginning.

As intermittent derivatives become clarified through boundaried and personal practice, the viewer is left with a hymn to the limits of our condition.

connect
email: eyerarat@gmail.com
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Books
fiction
Pacifier
Participation Trophy
Learned Animals (Chapbook)

poetry
Juvenilia

non-fiction
Beginner’s Guide to Extreme Horror (w/ Jon Steffens)

art
i’m sorry mom

edited by Ira Rat
F•cked Up Stories 1
F•cked Up Stories 2
F•cked Up Stories 3
Teenage Grave
Little Birds
Isolation is Safety

anthology/zine appearances
Rock’n’Roll Horror Zine Vol. 1
Sniffing Ants Zine Vol. 1
Deep Fried Horror (April, 2019)

online work
Philosophical Idiot
Misery Tourism
Bizarro Central

music
Solo
Neon Lushell
W/ Richard Shirk
Tape Ends
Vicar Elm