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.
Max and I posing around as rock stars last night, pre-opening of INORRB @ Milano Trienale, in front of our E-shoe, a collaboration between Chicks on Speed and Max Kibardin. Photo by Nunzia? i´m just checking on this....Nunzia was it you dear?
Phil Spieser aka Dirty Disco Youth, he´s the producer of our new songs "Love Bites" and "The Beat is Happening"
Kroot´s floor crawling Choreography
The Big A with a dress that is slightly too short for her
It´s Fashion rules and we´re celebrating the Fashion party winners, by handing the best dressed in the front row QOMPENDIUM magazines, created by our good friend Kimberly Lloyd, the star of that song, by the way, She´s way too sexy for Kabul!!!!!!
After the show...Barcelona Chick Ms. Merche Blasco
Paris Chick Ms.Faustine Kopiejwski
The party continues with Legendary Vienna´s star dj/producer Patrick Pulsinger, whom we produced songs with on our last album, "Cutting The Edge" Patrick also just produced Hercules and Love Affair´s latest album!!!!!
Alex´s super students from Elisava fashion masters Class, Barcelona, Moustaches via the group PAPABYGOTE with Kimberly
Dirty Disco Youth wearing a life jacket, symbol of the upcoming Elisava Fashion students streetcatwalk, to take place 16th July on Rambla in Barcelona. TAKE OFF!
DJ, Artist and Club Tropicana creator, Silvia Prada
KIM-ANN, KIM-ANN, KIM-ANN!
Above Photos care of QOMPENDIUM and Kimberly Lloyd
Photo by Ulrike Schoenfeld
Our lovely agent and the one who put this Fashion party show on the road, Ulla, THANK YOU!