- proposed that all women wear a uniform that looked like a mcdonalds uniform, except it had a woman power sign embroidered instead of the “M”
- formed “truth squads” to confront the sexist husbands and boyfriends of women they knew
- embraced “amazon virginity,” in which “you have sex but don’t take it real seriously”
- developed a female religion with a rite in which wine and marijuana were sacraments. they also chanted “momma” while tearing apart an enormous, anatomically correct papier mache man
all of this and more is in alice echols’ book daring to be bad. (and in emails i sent to marisa in 2008 while i was reading it. we still need to make good on our promise to start our own truth squad. watch out.)
last season it was tracey emin “only god knows im good.” this season it is elisabeth subrin “her complusion to repeat” at sue scott gallery through february 26.
mikki has been encouraging me to see shulie (that’s a shot from the film) for years and im not sure how i havent seen it yet, given that nyu has a copy and that shulamith firestone’s the dialectic of sex is one of my favorite books. (plus, i like the story about the takeover of ladies home journal when shulie dove off the desk at the editor in chief and one of the women who had recently learned karate was able to flip her aside, avoiding disaster. awesome disaster.)
the press release says: “In her complexly layered and deeply emotional work, Subrin mines the elusive intersections of history and female subjectivity in an effort to excavate and deconstruct both dominant and minor narratives. Investigating the residual impact of recent social movements, the nature of evidence, and the poetics of psychological ‘disorder,’ Subrin’s projects rarely take the same form, working across narrative, documentary and conceptual art practices and production models. Her Compulsion to Repeat is organized around one of her primary preoccupations—the repetition and re-enactment of primal scenes from the past.”
its basically all of my interests in one show. cant wait.
(thanks to rkb.)