On April 24th, 1998, Kathleen “Snatchleen” O’Shea and I performed our piece Toy Factory at a club night at Medusa’s, The Mission in Elgin, IL. In Toy Factory, we appeared as Twinkie and Star – the Giovanni sisters with Noel Bartus and Kate Henrichsen. The promotional materials described us as, “Too insane to be incarcerated, too sane to run for president – a roller coaster of genders and a moon for the misbegotten”. Continue reading “Toy Factory, Elgin, IL (performance)”
On March 16th, 1998, I curated Gender Trash + Other Cookies with Kathleen “Snatchleen” O’Shea in our personas, Twinkie and Star, The Giovanni Sisters. Gender Trash & Other Cookies was an evening of queer and sex positive video screenings at Randolph Street Gallery in Chicago.Continue reading “Gender Trash + Other Cookies, Chicago (curatorial)”
On March 24th, 1998, Windy City Times included on their cover images and a write up of Day of Beauty and Ritual, which I curated with Kathleen O’Shea and Kokoe Johnson. Day of Beauty was a performance art circus celebrating spring as a time of rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation through a collection of performances, installations, and unique beauty treatments, climaxing with the Spring Equinox Ritual.
On Sunday, March 22, 1998 Kathleen “Snatchleen” O’Shea and I collaborated on the performance-installation Spin the Bottle (in our alter egos as Twinkie and Star – the Giovanni sisters). Spin the Bottle was just one of the installations in Day of Beauty + Ritual, a performance art circus celebrating spring as a time of rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation, which we curated with Kokoe Johnson at Randolph Street Gallery in Chicago. Day of Beauty featured a collection of performances, installations, and unique beauty treatments by Radical Faeries climaxing with a Spring Equinox Ritual created by Sache. Continue reading “Spin the Bottle, Day Of Beauty + Ritual, Chicago (performance / curatorial)”
On February 28th, 1998, I appeared on the first episode of Abuctions with Alterboy, a comedy talk show on Chicago Access Network hosted by creator, Mike Anthony. For the interview, Kathleen “Snatchleen” O’Shea and I appeared as Star and Twinkie – The Giovanni Sisters, identical twin sisters who grew up near a PCP testing plant just outside Gary, Indiana. While recounting our tale of alien abduction through hypnosis from our therapist, played by Motay, we aired a segment from Nursey Nurse, a surrealist video art piece Pippin Roe and I collaborated on.
On December 19th and 20th, 1997, I collaborated with Kathleen “Snatchleen” O’Shea on our performance, Heavy Petting – The Holiday Classic Tail at Gallery 2 in Chicago. In Heavy Petting, Twinkie and Star Giovanni recounted their run in with a petting zoo at an alien controlled compound through found slides projections.
On November 1, 1997, Kathleen “Snatchleen” O’Shea and I created “Petting Zoo”, an interactive installation which featured a human petting zoo as part of Halloween Howl, a carnival fundraiser at Randolph Street Gallery in Chicago
In September 1997, Kathleen O’Shea and I collaborated on The Program, an installation for Hybrid exhibition at Gallery 2 in Chicago. For the installation we created low-tech animatronic stuffed animals who converse with one another about an incident they witnessed. Hybrid was part of the the Eighth International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) ’97. Continue reading “The Program, Chicago (installation)”
On April 17th, 1997, I performed The King of Pop’s New Clothes in the Columbus Drive Performance Space at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In King of Pop’s New Clothes, a reclusive pops star’s drug-fueled attempts at being loved through personal reinvention go horribly wrong when his public and private lives collide. The King of Pop’s New Clothes existed as both a live performance with projected video art and as a video art piece that screened at Randolph Street Gallery.
On March 23rd, 1997, Kathleen O’Shea and I collaborated on Feet an interactive performance-installation at Randolph Street Gallery in Chicago in which we performed alternative spa treatments on viewers. Feet was as part of Faeries to the Rescue, organized by the Chicago Radical Faerie Circle to support Randolph Street Gallery, an artist run space.