This artist talk was made in conjunction with my performance, Fudgie’s Death at the 14Karat Cabaret and my presentation Object/Fetish at a salon/art party in the H&H Arts Building as part of the 2011 Transmodern Festival.
I met Katie Ball in 2009 when she visited my rehearsal room for an interview on her show, “Art Beat”, on WUCF. “Art Beat” aired in Orlando where I was staging Bride of Wildenstein – the Musical a performance with puppets in which an aging socialite grows fur and claws to recapture the attention of her philandering game hunter husband. Katie did an amazing job capturing and presenting an authentic slice of my joy in the process of creating this performance.
“If you’re a fan of the gleefully debauched Rocky Horror picture show or the irreverent humor of South Park then you’re doubtlessly in for a treat.”
On July 18th, 2009, at Georgia Tech I performed “Pump that Pussy”, an excerpt from Bride of Wildenstein – the Musical, in which an aging socialite grows fur and claws to recapture the attention of her philandering game hunter husband. After being banished from her townhouse, she stumbles upon a junkyard pumping party (a gathering in which participants inject illegal non-medical grade compounds into their bodies). In the song, Pump that Pussy, she encounters a talking cockroach, a pigeon who has just gotten a beak job, and a rat doctor with a caulking gun who encourage her to “pump that pussy face”.
On August 23rd, 2002, I designed and modeled an outfit from my short-lived post-apocalyptic fashion label, Mutation at the Dirt Palace for the Make Your Own Fashion – Make Your Own Government, a fashion show and fundraiser for Vote Toste campaign. The Dirt Palace is a feminist art space located at an abandoned library building in Olneyville, Rhode Island that was repurposed.
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.