We´re still buzzing from our trip to Vienna, which merged into our trip to 10 Corso Como, Milan, where we performed a lecture Happening, to launch our new book Chicks on Speed Don´t Art, Fashion, Music (booth Clibborn Editions/DCA)....but let me go back..... In Vienna, we were invited to install our installation piece, as part of Figura cuncta videntis (THE ALL SEEING EYE) homage to Christophe Schlingenseif (at Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary) over the 3 days we jammed with JAPANTHER live, partied with our newly found art gang, (including artists; Neven Aladag, Palli Banine & Davíð Örn Halldórsson, Ragnar Kjartansson, Francesca Thyssen and TBA 21 crew) took over the Secession anual Art dinner and just put Vienna in a spin...which is still spinning we hear fromFrancesca Thyssen! All this energy then carried onto 10 Corso Como, where we met with the lovely Federico Poletti, who together with Diane and Daniela Zenone supported the initial concept of our Happening and we send you chicks kisses.
We were so kindly hosted in the 10 Corso Como Mega Art Craft complex by Carla Souzanni and stayed in the creative and immaculate 3 rooms, which is like no where else on the plannet! Every inch of Melissa and my rooms, from ceiling to floor and wall to wall, was conceptually and aesthetically conceived, you feel "corsocomofied" as if starring in a fashion film of your very own!
We began the Lecture Happening with a singing introductory song ART RULES, a whimsical song about the art market, which quickly broke into a keynote presentation musical, ending with a humorous series of questions/answers, mainly led by Max Kibardin and hipster Milanese Art scene. Sabrina Vanotti, Max´s wife and incredible fashion director (Velvet magazine) set out to transform us Chicks for the night, as Melissa put it "twisted & strange & a surprise" we wore Prada for the first time, together with Max made, haute couture shoes, matching the High Heeled shoe guitar, which was installed in a glass box on one of the tables, surrounded by our latest bags VOODOO CHANEL tote bags, oh....i wonder what karl will think of that!? Carla definitely liked them!
above photos courtesy 10 Corso Como, below photo by Sabrina Vanotti
Our book, music and Voodoo Chanel is now available at 10 Corso Como
JapanthersIan Vanek/ Matt Reilly, Chicks Alex and Melissa plus the new chicks on the block Francesca Thyssen and Alanna Heiss!
Yes it was a smashing of drums, guitars and objekt instruments, we took on the sexy Japanthers and met our match!can't wait to get to Iceland, where Francessca is planning the next Super Group cult meeting!
you can see our installation of EXPENSIVE GLORIFIED WALLPAPER @ Figura Cuncta Videntis (the all-seeing eye) / Homage to Christoph Schlingensief, at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna until 16 April 2011.
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.