Worship This GIF-Based
Internet Demon Face

April 17, 2013 | Marina Galperina

Artists Evan Roth (F.A.T., Graffiti Research Lab, Eye-Writer) and Geoffrey Lillemon (holy shit look at his website) teamed up for a new project, Image-of-Edessa. 

Image-of-Edessa explores the notion of worship, the Internet and identity. A portrait is rendered entirely of animated gifs, a medium native to the web and commonly used to represent self in the form of an avatar.

Oh, hell. Look at it in Chrome and click to swap GIFs, then watch them undulate in black, white, red and wrathful.

The project appears technically similar to Evan Roth’s animated landscapes of vintage GIFs, but sinister. That website though. Damn.