Melissa Logan and Nadine Jessen in Abidjan (Cote d´Ivoire) to prepare Girl Monster for the Festival RUE PRINCESSE by Monika Gintersdorfer and Knut Klaßen. We were deeply impressed by the coupe-decale-scene there and met a lot of interesting artists.
The sequal to Bozar, which took place in Brussels 2 years ago with artists Patti Smith, Brian Eno, Kembra Phahler, Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson, Alan Vega, Chicks on Speed, David Burn, Brian Ferry......... Milan INORARB is curated by Jeroma Sans with Mauro Mattei, opening 21st June, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
a snap shot by tracey, from last night´s play time back stage, after the show. As Melissa was stranded in Abijan with Nadine and couldn´t make it to the show, I decided to fight the volcano live on stage, with Chicks; Anat Ben-David, Lady Gla Gla and Nad Mika and we won! with jam sessions, electronic drumming on the "COSland spds" with sexy samples, spoken words, readings, dancing and for the first time, live on stage, Lady Gla Gla presented the video-audition she created for Frances National television, to become Frances new TV weather woman......the crowd died, so loved it! (scrol down to view the video) Was almost hard to keep the show´s escalation going after the Gla Gla screening!!! But we made it, delivering something cosmic and delightfully chaotic in a very controlled, chicks kind of way! We stired the ingrediants together and we were boiling and sweating, make-up dripping all over our computer keyboards....... also thank you to Dr Anat, who sang new songs, from her project in Margate.
Thanks Tracey and Frank for always putting on our concerts in Holland and huge support over the last 14 years!
PS: Since we found Lady Gla Gla, on the web after seeing her video audition to be Frances Weather Woman, we´ve now invited her to join CHicks.
5 years ago, we sold COS Fashions at CUBE in Osaka. CUBE is now set to re-open, under a new name; EXCUBE and run by our lovely friend Makoto Ono. Makoto recently wrote to invite us to be a part of his Gallery/store and inaugural exhibition happening "PART OF YOUR LIFE" opening party on 20th/21 April from 19:00 until 22:00
Makoto curated 5 artist/musician/designers to exhibit posters,T-shirts, zines and craft....the space will be home to vintage customised one off pieces of clothing, local and international "I hope people feel the art is so close to your life" Makoto Ono...
STEVEN SPROUSE ANDREW JEFFREY WRIGHT CHICKS ON SPEED CLAW MONEY MASAGON DANIEL JOHNSTON PATRICK KELLY
I wish we had have met you that night when Jean-Charles called us on the phone, outside our show @ Palais de Tokyo.......we tried to reach you on your mobile many times, but some strange "secretary" kept telling us your busy! Thank you for you urban Glam n´ punk n´ art n´ fashion n´political visions that changed the world and showed us all that making mistakes and chaos are good things....for being one of the greatest artists ever and pushing us all into the future, xchix