Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Have you checked out the Feminist Creative Alliance website yet? Do it! They're a Chicago based group who define feminism as "an activist and non-hierarchical endeavor that challenges intersecting oppressions by confronting mainstream ideologies to bring visibility to the experiences of marginalized groups and individuals". Each month they feature the work of a different artist to further that cause & this month I am very honoured to be their featured trouble-maker (a.k.a. feminist artist) :)
Posted by Casey at 11:03 PM
Sunday, September 11, 2011
During my recent trip to Berlin, I met two very ace women from Aus - Melania & Patty.
Not only are they lovely & fun & obviously incapable of looking anything less than gorgeous - they also make super music under the name 'Shiny Shiny'.
For one of their gigs they bravely invited me & Melisa to come & do some sort of something while they played.
The 'something' we did consisted of donning fake pubes, smearing each other with lipstick & chucking craft supplies around. We didn't know what the fuck we were doing.
No one knew what the fuck we were doing.
It was big fun.
Then we tidied up (ourselves, not the room as you can see)
Played some fussball
&I decided that Shiny Shiny are one of my all time favourite groups/couples ever. Ever.
& NOW THEY'RE UP FOR AN AWARD!!! One of their film clips - the super cute 'Snakes & Ladders' has been nominated for a National Campus Film Fest Award. So do your ears & eyes a favour & head over to Vimeo to check it out. Watching & 'liking' it will up their chances of winning by a count of one & up your chances of smiling by a count of one hundred.
Posted by Casey at 10:20 PM
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The U.K's Sunday Times has just given 'vag art' the thumbs down in their style section's 'Barometer' column. 'Barometer' is one of those indispensable What's hot?!! What's not?!! guides without which the world would surely come to a grinding halt because OMG! how could we possibly function if we didn't have someone telling us what was the hippest hip hipness of the moment??! We'd have to, like, form our own opinions or some shit! Aiiii! Too terrifying to even contemplate.
Apparently feminism's "new fascination" with "our bits" is "gross".
If some unfortunate woman (I'm assuming it's a woman based on the "our bits" statement) is so consumed with self loathing that she finds parts of her own body "gross" all I can feel is pity. That PLUS she's stuck writing a goddamn hot¬ column - I'm hesitant to be too critical 'cause she obviously doesn't have much to live for. However, she directly slagged off an awesome project - Embroideries: a campaign to end female genital mutilation, who have been doing wonderful work putting together a beautiful quilt of cunts to draw attention to this horrific practise. When since has campaigning against FGM been a fucking style issue?
Uncool, Sunday Times, very uncool.
If you, or someone you know, write a 'hot or not' column or find your bits "gross" please contact Beyond Blue for depression counselling & SHUT THE FUCK UP.
Posted by Casey at 1:00 AM