TAMAGOTCHI MASSACRE Interview
TAMAGOTCHI MASSACRE feels trapped in her own body in Fantasy and Morbid Obsession. The story goes like this- surrounded by ever morphing and ruthlessly cruel gender norms, trans women have to pass a kind of gender Turing Test. As first outlined by closeted gay visionary and father of computing, Alan Turing, the Turing test is a measure of an AI’s ability to present as human. TAMAGOTCHI MASSACRE expresses her frustration for having the ever present cis-gaze judging her womanhood.
Rei: In Fantasy, you sing, “I'm so angry with myself for letting you hate me. / I know its fucked, but I feel like a failure,” What is it that you feel you’ve failed?
Rei: Why is it socially acceptable to expect people to pass or challenge trans peoples’ personal autonomy?
Rei: So it’s more like a gradient and accepting where you're at?
Rei: In hyperpop’s early days, many trans-woman artists used pitch shifting to make their voices more feminine. Do you think hyperpop has been somewhat cis-washed from it’s originally radically trans roots?
Rei: How was it switching from a guitar driven chippy aesthetic to something more akin to digicore or HexD for the single?
Rei: What do you think the future of gender relations are?