“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 Military-Industrial Complex and daytime TV. With influences as diverse as Machiavelli and Andy Warhol, new combinations are synthesised from both mundane and transcendant dialogues.
Ever since I was a student I have been fascinated by the essential unreality of the universe. What starts out as vision soon becomes corrupted into a carnival of defeat, leaving only a sense of what could have been and the dawn of a new beginning.
As momentary forms become reconfigured through emergent and diverse practice, the viewer is left with a testament to the outposts of our era.
Learned Animals (Chapbook)
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)