FKA Twigs transforms into Anomalie, a superhero in dystopian world, for latest issue of 'AVANTgarden'
After making her presence felt with her music, Tahliah Debrett Barnett, better known to her fans as FKA Twigs, is taking over the digital space. Taking to Instagram, the English singer-songwriter, most recently, unveiled the first look of her AVANTgarden Issue 3.
And needless to say, her fans are quite excited about her latest endeavor.
AVANTgarden, which is the culmination of Twigs' efforts to bring together creative storyboards and create a digital magazine, is currently in its third issue — titled 'MEATSPACE' — and it comes after two previous successful instalments, ‘ROOTS. SHOCK. BEAUTY.’, and ‘Dream Warrior’.
The idea is to provide a platform for collaboration, innovation, experimentation and creative development throughout the worlds of music, art, photography, fashion and beyond. And for the purpose, Instagram’s slides feature is being utilized to tell a story, which in the latest issue, will be told as a motion graphic novel.
In fact, in MEATSPACE, readers/viewers will be transported to a dystopian world, where A.I. has slaughtered most of the human race, sparing only the artists. And leading this pack of survivors is none other than the superheroic character of Anomalie (which by large is inspired by Twigs).
As it turns out, it will be upon Anomalie to save humankind by transcending into an ‘evolved human’, which in turn will allow her to channel powers through emotions, mysticism and nature. This way, the character is further able to unlock powers in those around her.
"I anomalie am an extreme empath and can channel others emotions to unlock their super powers," a description posted alongside a glimpse of Twigs' digital zine reads.
The unique Instagram zine, which is set for a recognition at the 22nd Annual Webby Awards — was conceptualized by Twigs following a conversation with Oneohtrix Point Never. Asides the two, illustrator Icky H — whom Twigs discovered on Instagram — also plays a major part in bringing the dystopian characters to life.