3/28/2011

3/26/2011

Le Tigre: Who Took the Bomp? screening at MoMA


Earlier this month, Le Tigre announced the completion of their new film, "Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour."  The film will be screening at MoMA on Monday, April 4th.  This is officially the first time that something I've worked on has entered the doors of MoMA, so I am pretty ecstatic about that.



I've written about the film a bit on this blog, because working for Le Tigre has been super inspiring; they (individually, and in this case, as Le Tigre) keep making & doing things that make me proud to be part of a feminist art community that is highly inspired by their work. Further, they have many other cool projects going on, which make it really exciting to be a feminist artist or art enthusiast in New York right now. I am working on some writing pieces on this subject, so keep an eye out for that.

I also believe in this film 100%. It's hilarious and smart and a really great story about friendship & feminism.

For now, you can preorder the DVD; out on Oscilloscope, June 7th, 2011.


Hope to see you on the 4th!

3/10/2011

UP THE DRUNX PODCAST


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Josh and Thomas of Sleepies invited me over to talk about the International Girl Gang Underground zine release party (coming up in TWO DAYS) on their podcast, Up the Drunx, last Sunday. In true form, I brought a slew of pals with me: Cynthia Ann, Dave Castillo, Jason Roy, and even Lando Perez made a brief appearance. Unfortunately, the show starts off with most of us singing Saves the Day's "Hold" off-key. Sorry, world. (Not sorry?)

My music selections were pretty obvious if you're a follower of this blog and/or saw my Music Monday for If You Make It. Thomas and Josh picked some great stuff too, we stuck with a female-fronted theme. And... the commentary is golden.

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3/09/2011

ANNOUNCING: INTERNATIONAL GIRL GANG UNDERGROUND ZINE





MARCH 9, 2011
BROOKLYN, NY AND SAN FRANCISCO, CA

In light of yesterday's 100th International Women's Day, Kate Wadkins (of For the Birds Collective, Brain Waves) and Stacy Konkiel (of Soul Ponies) announce the International Girl Gang Underground (IGGU) zine, which is now available in print and online. In an effort to highlight contemporary D.I.Y. feminist cultural production, twenty years after the riot grrrl movement, and in the wake of its legacy, the editors collected stories, artwork, and critical work on the subject.

The print zine features contributions from Osa Atoe (Shotgun Seamstress), Hadass Ben-Ari (Fallopian Falafel – אשת חיל), Carla Duarte (Histérica), Billy Cheer (This is Fag City), Katie Crutchfield (P.S. Eliot, Bad Banana), Lo (HEARTSREVOLUTION), Mimi Thi Nguyen (Evolution of a Race Riot, Punk Planet), and thirteen other writers, activists, musicians, and artists from ten US states and five countries; with original cover art by Philadelphia-based artist Sonrisa Rodriguez-Harrison.

Online, International Girl Gang Underground has published exclusive articles not available in the print zine. In the interest of relevance, information-sharing, and community-building, IGGU online has created a directory of feminist cultural projects; all are welcome to submit new or recent additions to the directory. Further, the editors encourage submissions of music reviews and content related to the zine to be released on the IGGU website periodically. We hope to continue these conversations online.

In Brooklyn, New York, the zine will be released on Saturday, March 12th, 2011 at Death by Audio:

INTERNATIONAL GIRL GANG UNDERGROUND ZINE RELEASE PARTY
GIRL GANG GIG VOLUME #004

$6 | 8PM | ALL AGES

featuring:

SLINGSHOT DAKOTA

BAD BANANA

AYE NAKO

AMERICAN SUN

+ readings from contributors of the International Girl Gang Underground zine & tabling by FOR THE BIRDS and SUPPORT NEW YORK. This event will be a safer space, with support from NYC Coalition for Safer Spaces. There will also be a bake sale to benefit research for Polycystic Kidney Disease.

@ Death by Audio
49 S. 2nd Street, b/w Kent & Wythe
Brooklyn, NY 11211
L to Bedford | JMZ to Marcy | G to Broadway

RSVP on Facebook.

The print zine is now available for purchase through the IGGU website. For further information, see GIRLGANGUNDERGROUND.ORG or contact the editors at GIRLGANGUNDERGROUND@GMAIL.COM.

With love and solidarity,
Kate Wadkins & Stacy Konkiel

3/04/2011

LADIES FIRST: BEYOND 28 DAYS

A few months ago friend Daniela Capistrano suggested that I team up with photographer Bashira Webb. Bashira and I decided to collaborate on a review of Alexandria Lust and Lehna Huie's then-upcoming art show Ladies First, A Celebration of Black Female Expression: Beyond 28 Days. The review was posted at Sadie Magazine today!

photo by Bashira Webb

With an emphatic nod to Queen Latifah, co-curators Alexandria Lust and Lehna Huie challenged the ghettoizing of Black women’s history in their exhibit, Ladies First. Through subtitle alone, Lust and Huie made their mission known: to expand the celebration of Black women’s empowerment and expression past the borders of Black History Month.

Ladies First, which opened Thursday, February 3rd at the Brecht Forum, was a multimedia art show with an exhaustive list of participants. On what seemed to be the coldest night of the winter, I walked down West Street against the icy wind blowing off the Hudson and into the Brecht Forum. The art show spilled from a central room in the Brecht to the walls in the front lobby, and curved around the hallways. As I walked in, people were preparing hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and the two curators were sprinting from one room to another tying up loose ends. The buzz of opening night nerves and oh-my-god-I-can’t-believe-we-just-pulled-this-off energy was unmistakable.

Read the full review at Sadie Magazine.

3/03/2011

GIRL GANG ZINE IN PROGRESS

Tonight I finally finished mocking up the International Girl Gang Underground zine flats! Of course, not without a couple snags.

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A major victory, after spending days at Kinko's.

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