October 23, 2014
This “ad” or “news flash” or “PSA” or whatever you want to call it regarding women’s gender stereotypes and further mistreatment in American society is definitely my style. The video was brought to my attention when a friend posted it on my Facebook page stating, “I’m guessing this is from Catherine Imperio’s childhood home movie collection. Smart, sassy, and makes an excellent point.” The strategy of young girls dressed up like princesses dropping the F-Bomb like a motherfucker while stating facts about inequality is brilliant. They are definitely getting people’s attention to look at the injustices women receive right in front of us every goddam day. Sometimes you gotta get little girls to put on makeup, crowns, tutus, and a fucking giant potty mouth to get people’s attention. If it wasn’t already inferred, they definitely make it clear, “What’s worse? What we’re talking about or the fact that we’re dropping the F Bomb.” I still have not had time to research/learn more about the organization, but I hope to. If anyone has any further information regarding FCKH8.com, please comment below =
October 23, 2014
Here’s a little extra fun…
The camera was still rolling while I carefully wrapped Samantha in toilet paper for our latest Last Minute Halloween Costumes episode. Edited out of the final episode, I sped it up to about 1400% and paired it with some nice Benny Hill-esque music. Then I proceeded to not help myself from throwing a roll of toilet paper at Samantha while she pretended to act like a scary mummy.
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October 20, 2014
I’ve definitely pulled my fair share of costumes out of my ass. I’m pretty good at finagling whats around into something we can use, similar to those people that can look at the seven random items in your fridge and turn it into an actual meal. However. considering I’ve always kept an overly eccentric eclectic supply of props and costumes around for performance art necessities, it’s not fair for me to come up with Cate’s current last minute costumes, looking at my own closet. So, here are some super last minute costumes using things most people happen to have around, such as toilet paper—well we hope…
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October 12, 2014
What’s the latest paranoia craze?—the deadly virus known as Ebola. Ebola is definitely one of the more gruesome diseases I’ve ever heard of and had to imagine. However, Ebola can only be contracted via fluid to fluid contact with an infected person, just like the infamous acquired immune deficiency syndrome aka AIDS (earlier stages being classified as human immunodeficiency virus infection or HIV). In general, Ebola is not transmitted via air or water or food, however, in Africa, hunting/handling/eating a wild animal (bushmeat) infected with the virus can lead to contraction as well as contact with contaminated bats. At this point, only mammals seem to be able to contract and spread the deadly virus as opposed to insects such as mosquitoes. So everyone quit freaking the fuck out, unless you happen to do anything of the things we point out in our video without the proper protection we describe.
October 9, 2014
The song I Want To Break Free by Queen sums up exactly how I feel right now…
In other news, did you know, this video was banned by MTV, among other stations, in 1984 due to the “content” which was actually a spoof on a British soap opera and misinterpreted by/in the US as something “obscene?” The ban was lifted in 1991 by VH1 when they aired the video during a special devoted to Queen hosted by guitarist Brian May called My Generation. The song was written by bassist John Deacon and played at most of their live performances. Despite the video block, the song never took quite as well in the States as it did in other places when released. Where it was loved and the video laughed within the UK, the song took on “new” meanings of freedom from oppression in South America and South Africa. I Want To Break Free was seen as an anthem in those parts for those combating oppression and when Freddie Mercury took the stage in 1985 at a show in Rio de Janeiro in a wig and falsies, the crowd threw rocks at him, not wanting their sacred hymn to be disgraced. Understanding yet still puzzled, Mercury removed the female parts which calmed the “Queen church goers.”
…about my own personal life.
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October 9, 2014
This show is going to be amazing! And, I have many a tricks up my sleeve/cooch for this one…
October 7, 2014
The DTEASE Live Saturday October 11th
w/ SLO’s Mother F Bomb
Frog & Peach Pub
728 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA
SHOW 10PM / 21+
October 5, 2014
This week Samantha and I invent and play a little game called, “Hit it, or Hit it with a Bus.” In privacy, Samantha and I separately wrote down the names of 20 “celebrities” and placed them in a hat. To keep it varied and interesting, I made the rule that half of those 20 names be female and half male. Of the resulting 10 female names, 5 would have to be someone each of us personally would band, and 5 of which we would not…the same rules applied to the 10 males. That way, the formula of resulting names would be an interested test for comparison between the two of us. There are a couple names that we both put in, which is interesting in itself as one of which is an extremely random person that has never come up between us in conversation. Throughout the game, minds are changed and intimate details of our personal lives are poured out into the open. Our dumbest comments and lack of pop culture knowledge are yours to poke fun at and call us out on. Additionally, a tally is kept the length of the game so you can see which one of us is a bigger slut. Since there is barely any editing other than dead air space, you get to see and hear it all, no filters, no secrets kept… I consider us more naked than you’ve ever seen us. Due to the intimate length, I’ve designed a menu board in which you can pick and click; choose to skip to any of the celebrities that were in our game. There is always a menu button in the center of the screen to take you back to the home screen at any point. You can also click play all at the bottom of the menu if you just wanna go for the full she-bang. Have fun! We worked hard on this one.
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October 1, 2014
I have been meaning to post or at least figure out how I wanted to reveal this artwork to the world for at least a year. The idea came to me upon pondering where I currently was in my artist expression. It had been quite some time since I had done any of my “own” performance based photography/video art and I was unsure of my current visions. In the past I would conceive of an idea or concept and then figure out a way to visually depict that via constructed scenes usually using myself as the subject if one was necessary for it was far easier for me to explain to myself what I wanted myself to add to the piece and how, and most of the time my ideas were not the most comfortable for most people to take on and allow me to shoot them. It was now July 2013, about 3 years since I had done any of my own art, when I realized that all of my views had changed. I was no longer on a mission to change or save the world after my recent realization that thinking that my views or ways are better than that of others and that others need to be exposed and implement my ways (in which I sincerely was on a mission of helping the human race for their benefit), that I was in effect playing god. Continue reading “Literal Flash Mob” »