violet against women

About Me

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.

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    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)

    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)

    On my way to Stanford for the Performance

    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.

    https://psi19.stanford.edu/

    The One Who Wears The Trousers

    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. 

    Vice Published a Fashion Spread of Female Writer Suicides [Updated]

    this is so unimaginative. clearly there are more difficult ways to garner attention?

    http://jezebel.com/vice-published-a-fashion-spread-of-female-writer-suicid-513888861