This is an artwork in progress. This durational, site-specific project explores and documents my studio practice, professional and family lives, and the myriad interdisciplinary and cultural sources that influence and define my identity as an artist, curator, and mother. I’ll share other artworks in progress, artist interviews, found youtube videos, and other web miscellany that, using humor and theatricality, confront traditional, cultural expectations of women.
Jay de Feo inspired casino facade. The Nugget.
More untraditional fashion brands and style blogs are catering to female customers who dress and act in ways traditionally associated with men.
everyone needs a well-cut, masculine suit.
Last night, rumors started circulating about Jay-Z doing some kind of Rajnar-Kjartansson-meets-Marina Abramović performance art mashup, in which he would rap his new art-inspired song “Picasso Baby…
oh dear. not sure what or how to think about this yet.
Performance Studies International conference at Stanford. Lois Weaver performance as Tammy Why-Not.
Is this Amelia Jones very first performance? She gives a performance with Disjunctive sounds such as page turning while pouring herself water. She lip syncs her entire lecture! Reperforming Robert Morris as a performer actig like an art historian, here she inverts herself the art historian as a performer! (1964 Robert Morris performance)
Wondering when performance artists situated in contemporary art will start using dramaturges? is the curator enough? i’m waiting…
Leaving on a road trip tomorrow morning, up to Stanford University to see lots of friends, panels, and performances throughout the Performance Studies International conference this week. I’ll try to update throughout the week on everything I’m hearing/seeing/doing.
like we didn’t see this coming.
Virginia Woolf in black face, dressed as a man. You could look at this as a Paula-Deen-I-used-the-n-word-but-don’t-condone-racism misstep or more like an Eleanor Antin expression of exploring otherness. True, it was a different era in a different country, cultural sensitivities were something altogether different, so I don’t know what her views were on race. I prefer to think with her somber face that this was more an act of defiant escapism which she so finally achieved.
This piece is great how they link Woolf to an 18th. century Hannah Snell, who decided to escape from her mourning grief (having lost her baby and runaway husband in the same year), dressed and lived as a soldier. Snell finally came clean to her brothers-at-arms whom she had fought alongside with as a sailor of the elite marine force who battled the French. She eventually continued living as a woman.
Everyone loves a cross dressing lady sailor. On a chilly January day in the year 1744, a motley group of guests met at a church in Fleet, to watch the wedding between a shiftless Dutch sailor and t…
this is so unimaginative. clearly there are more difficult and challenging ways to garner attention than falling on the shock of linking suicide and fashion?
Vice’s Women in Fiction issue is an interesting package. There’s a short story by Mary Gaitskill here, an interview with Marilynne Robinson there, and a short story by Joyce Carol Oates over yonder. And then…there’s the fashion spread. Featuring models styled and posed as famous female writers who have killed themselves. At their times of death.
this is so unimaginative. clearly there are more difficult ways to garner attention?