Bored Lord is part of Rare Nnudes, a digital collective that includes fellow cyber artists BastienGOAT, minivan_markus, and p l a i n t e x t. Their Bampcamp contains some truly ace releases by a variety of Internet musicians, and true to the vaporwave/seapunk form, it’s strewn with as many Japanese characters as English ones. The collective’s two slogans are « birthed from the Internet’s mainframe » and « transcendent digital shamanism, » which I think says a lot while meaning nothing at all. Bored Lord’s work doesn’t just exist primarily on the Internet—it is the Internet. His visual reference points are couched in social media—the same medium that will lead you to his work in the first place. His images are like a hall-of-mirrors of infinitely repeating logos and symbols, plastered on humanoids with blank expressions (maybe they’re just bored?). This stark blankness, closed-circuit repetition, and logo fetishism seems to echo the self-referentiality of the internet itself.
Clifton Anthony is an electronic music producer and digital visual artist and animator. His aural landscapes traverse patchworks of samples and synthesis that range from uptempo polyrhythmic juke or jungle flips to slower low-key lo-fi synth-laden r&b efforts. His visual art takes form of both stills and moving images. He works within 3D realms of modified objects that remain static or transform through motion. His visual output showcases the human form in a digital reality in environments that are both inviting and alienating.