No but, so what did Agatha do?
She was being a dystopian sad girl, maybe in her room. Definitely in that co-co coat.
I thought the retail magazine she was reading from was really funny, Teknikk magasinet.
The performance was also bracketed by very cozy, happy music, and Ill Tariq’s soothing voiceover on family values. Is it Ill, Al, or lil Tariq?
Impossible to know. Anyhow, in my memory now, the sound during the rest of the performance was just like fake thunder and lightening sounds.
But I also heard this very industrial, digital, Fade to Mind-ish sound, and at other times some girl screaming or something. But what did she read?
I couldn’t hear all of it, so often I just zoned out, and I think that was okay with her. But there was this thing about a new pill for prisoners that made 8 hours feel like a thousand years. Which is insane.
That really is the most evil thing I have ever heard of doing to someone.
I felt that it reminded me of just laying in bed, thinking, listening to music for a full day, like you don’t remember all that you’re thinking of, and in a way, the performance also felt like it was longer, or as if time had slowed down. She was speaking slowly, and only part of songs were played, but in the back of your head you would think that the whole song was playing, so like the pill, the performance seemed to extend time, or like my perception of time. Nicely done.
Okey, so what else. Casey Jane?
She was very funny, sort of comedy. Reminded me of white girl culture, or art culture, when you’re all into your horoscope, your cat, or your bikini wax.
We also talked about why, or if, or how, that performance was art? You said something on how it’s difficult to be a standup artist
Yeah, the thing that she’s doing her comedy about is really directed towards a crowd that often dosen’t really like standup comedy. So she dosen’t have this big commercial appeal. But she seems like she’s all about finding her own route in comedy, to do her own thing, and one way to survive like that is by calling the comedy performance art and gain access to another audience.
Her subject are the personal effects of technology on life, when you’re trying to go to the grocery store, but your phone is ringing, or when you’re trying to get dressed but your phone gets in the way.
Casey Jane also has this funny youtube show called Touching the Art, we should look at it some time, it’s really silly, deadpan, but also seriously funny.
Then we had La Porscha.
I like that everyone had her braids around their necks afterwards.
But it’s like so hard to talk about. We were waiting a long time for her performance, and then it ended pretty fast.
It was all very intense though. I was waiting for someone to die the whole weekend, and then she jumped off that tree with a noose around her neck. She said to me later that she was very emotionally overwhelmed by the notion of hanging herself.
Yes, that was intense. And it reminded of a lynching scene.
The piece had a lot to do with what is happening with race in America, but it was also very personal. She was reflecting on very grim things, talking about something very ugly and sad. Not necessarily making everyone happy. That is brave.
Maybe everyone we are talking about today so far is like that?…. Not Tyler, his work make you happy and remember golden performances.
Tyler was Grace Jones, gracious. Obviously, he’s a very trained performed. An icon impersonator. Funny how some artists can be imitated by any gender.
Like, with the Grace Jones performance he was very on point and wearing a costume that was immediately identifiable. But with Judy Garland he had this funny gaffer tape thing. The tin man with a big ass. And also wearing little things that signified Judy Garland, but maybe like her in a space suit.
Haha, yes, and that was his most sincere performance i think
Ya, and also very fragile, its like he was just like “I can never be as great as Judy Garland!!!” so he just was more himself-as-Judy Garland, and that showed his relationship to her and it was really sweet.
SOOOoooOOOooo Narcissister pulled an outfit out of her ass
Haha so funny
Yes she pulled a mini skirt out of her pussy and then a scarf out of her ass.
Wow that really shows the body as a piece of architecture…take THAT Carolee Schneemann
Ya wow. But did you ever see her face? Nobody did, its like she is everyone and no one.
I kept on humming to “I’m every woman” the whole week, imagine everyone was standing rite next to her the whole time and had no idea!
There’s the striptease, the barbie doll, and her amazing body. She kind of does her routine, and she could have skipped one of the videos, but I think everyone was just blown away.
What else. Synnøve Wetten stood up on the super high stage and looked out onto the audience, gave a super stark glare then she said something like “in a queer time and place”.
Ya she reminded me of queen Cersei. It was pretty ominous, and then it started raining when she raised her hands and the music started.
Yeah, I think she actually was like transporting us to another time and place, and also with the blasting electro music and that intensely blinking screen. But I’m not sure if she had had to spell it out. Her performance reminded of this video artist Aldo Tambellini, I learned about him in class, and he was making these intense environments with strobe lights and sounds, to like appeal directly to the senses.
The transportation also reminds me of Monica Winther´s performance, which we haven’t talked about yet.
I loved her fire dress and how she was growling and singing. Then the fiddler was like the devil, he had those VR goggles that were pretty scary, you couldn’t see his eyes.
In Norwegian folklore there is a thing where the fiddle can make you possessed.
Well it WORKED! And I think her piece was very site specific, folklore all out in the forest, smoke and light, troll-like. But also both those performances went on a bit too long.
DJ DRIPPIN WET! The end.