1. GO!PUSHPOPS 

    PHOTOSYNTHESIZE

    @ BODY ACTUALIZED CENTER 

    THURSDAY JULY 31ST

    8PM

    PHOTOSYNTHESIZE: Creative Communion With Our Greener Teachers <3

     
  2. Go! Push Pops E.1027 is a performative reconstruction of Eileen Gray’s intricately designed iconic villa E.1027. Built in 1924, E.1027 is a house Eileen Gray built on an isolated plot of ocean front land in the south of France at the age of 50.  Rebuilding the villa in parts as a site-specific performance platform outdoors, our project explores the subtleties of Gray’s early twentieth century construction of space as a past-future site of  “performative queerness.” Gray’s non-normative sexual identity has caused critics to constitute her style “non-heroic modernism.” As a durational, site-specific performance outdoors, Go! Push Pops built E.1027 out of scavenged sculptural materials and trash. Performing as gypsy-witch-queer fairy-nymphs, our work invoked a tension between public and private, nature and culture, the material and the archetypal realm. As a non-static, sliding, vulnerable and liminal space, Go! Push Pops E.1027 aimed to deregulate bodies in time and space. For the final part of the performance, grafitti artist SKOTT RAGE JOHNSON made an “unwarranted” and violent intrusion referencing the defacing of E.1027 by the much-lauded French architect Le Corbusier. Arguably the most influential figure in European modernist architecture, Corbusier’s clandestine murals on and in her castle Eileen Gray equated to ‘rape’ and an ‘act of sexual violence’ in her memoirs.

     
  3. Push Palmistry, a roving project loosely based on the arts of Shamanism and Palmistry occurred during the weekend of BOS 2014 and took place in various locations including a special performance event “Après Actualization: A Performance Art Restaurant” at the Body Actualized Center organized by Annie Doran and VV/LD TØR∇S &The PR0CESS10NS, an art parade throughout the streets of Bushwick. This project, performed topless in various formal and informal variations, involved administering personal healings to our Bushwick community and a procession-style ritual reclaiming of our Divine Feminine Oooriginz.

     
  4. We ecstatic dance protested our way into the most important contemporary art exhibition in the country.

    Fuck what you heard. We just hijacked a whole floor of the Whitney Museum of American Art. We rolled through a colossal museum’s doors 40 bitches deep with press already lined up to take notes. We passed out vaginal badges with utopian inscription to 600 unsuspecting museum goers, announcing, “Welcome to the Clitney Perennial, thank you for coming to our event.” We connected leagues of feminist collectives throughout NYC into a rhizomatic internet mafia that brought 400 people to convene around intersectional feminist politics (gender, race and class). In many ways the Clitney was like a temporary gift economy. Everyone offered up what they did best and practiced reciprocity and non-hierarchical organization.  Meanwhile we ecstatic dance protested our way into the most important contemporary art exhibition in the country. We asserted our agency, claimed a space of our own, and pushed museum goers too look beneath the surface of the museum’s signature exhibition – challenging tokenism and calling for equal representation in the arts based on merit. We made history, together.

    to read full article here 

    http://posturemag.com/online/2014/06/02/the-clitney-perennial-realtalk/

    full photo album 

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.710899452281585.1073741828.114208065284063&type=1

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Feminists Crash the Whitney

    A Public Conversation At The Whitney Biennial

    Art collectives to lead inclusive consciousness raising discussions

    Friday, May 16, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

    Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave., 2nd floor galleries.

    The Clitney Perennial is a rogue group conversation to be staged in the galleries of the Whitney Biennial. Impromptu conversations will be lead by members of art collectives, along with individual artists, writers and curators on the second floor of the Whitney Museum. The conversations are intended to raise awareness about the lack of diversity in the show as a microcosm of the larger art world.

    Suzanne Lacy, renowned artist and activist endorses the event, Clitney Perennial is hysterical, combining serious activism with engaging humor; I wish these feminists the best of luck!”  

    All museum attendees will be welcome to gather in small groups for feminist consciousness raising discussions. Conversations may conclude and re-form throughout the evening. Flowers available at the front door of the museum may be worn by all participants.

    Discussion leaders include the following collectives and individuals:

    Moon Church, Girls Against God, FlucT, Go! Push Pops, Slutist;

    Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Katie Cercone, Asha Man, Melanie Bonajo, Nancy Azara, Mimi Balmori, Ivy Castellanos, Coco Dolle, Julia Fiorino, Rebecca Goyette, Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, Greem Jellyfish, Sigrid Lauren, Maura McHugh, Monica Mirabile, Julie Ann Nagle, Esther Neff, Samantha Osborne, Naomi Elena Ramirez, Kara L. Rooney, Kristen Korvette, Suzanne Stroebe, Sophia Wallace

     

     
  5. Sacred Nipples was a Feminist Video Screening & Community Discussion hosted by Anne Sherwood Pundyk and Go! Push Pops
    coinciding with The Last Brucennial, a group exhibition presented by Vito Schnabel and The Bruce High Quality Foundation in Chelsea, March 7-April 4, 2014. The Screening featured videos by Go! Push Pops, Claudia Bitran, Katie Cercone, Ariel Hahn, Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, Greem Jellyfish, Nika Kaiser and Mike and Claire leading into a community discussion led by Suzanne Stroebe and Caitlin Rueter of A Feminist Tea Party, Kara L. Rooney and the other artists.
    The event, which was well attended including a surprise appearance by the notorious feminist artist and critic Mira Schor, was the catalyst for May’s “Clitney Perennial,” a performative feminist protest at the Whitney Museum of American Art also organized by Go! Push Pops, Anne Sherwood Pundyk and a number of other NYC-based feminist collectives.
     
    Excerpt from “Go! Push Pops host Sacred Nipples: A Feminist Video Screening & Discussion" in Posture Magazine:
     
    Sacred Nipples came on the last full moon of a long, cold winter. Sacred Nipples was a feminist town hall meeting about remembering. Women have been circling up since the beginning of time. Cultures need rituals to gather the people and focus their energies so we can act as a communityQuantum Physics suggests that a shared energetic field is experienced through resonance in a circle for group healing.  When female artists gather to discuss issues related to female and feminist power, we tap an ancient, voluptuous spring. 
    THIS FULL ARTICLE WILL BE FEATURE IN THE FIRST PRINTED EDITION OF POSTURE MAGAZINE TO BE RELEASE THIS SUMMER 2014

     
  6. DIAMOND TRIBE performance with B.O.N.E.S at the The Last Brucennial, a group exhibition presented by Vito Schnabel and The Bruce High Quality Foundation opens Thursday, March 6 from 6 -10 pm at: 837 Washington St., New York, NY.

     
  7. Diamond Tribe, a Go! Push Pop project in collaboration with the Brooklyn-based Female MC BONES, was a participatory workshop offered to queer, at-risk youth of The Door fusing yoga, hip hop, feminism and ancient archetypal wisdom. The project featured a mudra workshop, rap cypher and media literacy sessions focused on ancient and contemporary God and Goddess archetypes culminating in an explorative live group performance.  As a social practice project supported by the 2014 Culture Push Fellowship for Utopian Practice,  Diamond Tribe workshop aimed to create a safe space for self-empowerment within a group dynamic.

    Check out B-O-N-E-S music @https://soundcloud.com/b_o_n_e_s

    Diamond Tribe necklaces are alchemical, one-of-a-kind works of art infused with meditative intention. Bursting with color and handmade by Go! Push Pops, each piece is a rainbow talisman made in conscious meditation and named for the energetic principle that it holds. Your piece might be infused with “Love” or “Cosmic Creativity.” Choose a necklace named for a principle you resonate with, and wear it daily to bring more of that into your life. Inspired by our Diamond Tribe workshop with at-risk youth of New York City, your contribution goes toward building our comprehensive yoga-hip-hop-feminism platform and gives more youth in need the support they require to walk the path of the Rainbow Warrior.

    Neckaces can be purchase at our GO!PUSHPOPS ETSY SHOP

    or email us to gopushpops@gmail.com

    This project took place as a workshop and two public performances, one at the LAST BRUCENNIAL, the Bruce High Quality Foundation show and at the New School Remix Festival.

     
  8. Calendar Girl version “V-day + MLK” was a collaboration between Go! Push Pops and yogi drag diva Enid Ellen during a cabaret series Ellen produced as an artist-in-residence at NYC’s historic experimental theater Dixon Place. On location at Dixon, what the Village Voice calls one of “New York City’s most important and fiercely experimental artists’ nests”Calendar Girl was designed for and by Enid Ellen (a poetic, musical collaboration between artist David Mramor and pianist Greg Potter). Enid Ellen’s Calendar Girl was a 4-week series inviting a new guest artist to perform a “holiday” with Enid Ellen each week. For the Go! Push Pops edition, Calendar Girl riffed on Valentine’s Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. An amalgamation of pop culture, power ballads and kundaloonie yoga with light touches of S&M, heart chakra cleansings and devotional rituals performed to Saint MLK, Calendar Girl was part magic love spell, part mystical resurrection and part high priestess pow-wow.  

    poster photo credit: Jenny Morgan 

    performance photo credits: Andrew Hutner

    FACEBOOK EVENT FOR CALENDAR GIRL

     
  9. “Shak-Tea Party” 

    co-hosted by Go! Push Pops and A Feminist Tea Party:

    For the collaboration at MOMENTA, the Push Pops and A Feminist Tea Party teamed up for a unique event exploring the interstice of feminist politics and spiritual matters. Our event, which we called a  “Shak-tea Party” fused the potentiality of the tea party as space of feminist discourse with the yogic notion of Shakti – the female principle of divine cosmic creativity, also known as Kundalini Shakti. Stroebe for one was interested in “the merging of spirituality and feminism” and how we might present an installation that spoke to a contemporary feminism that is “timeless, interdisciplinary, all-inclusive, fluid.”

    Being a long time fan of AFTP, Go! Push Pops was excited for the opportunity to produce a low-key project with a community vibe and safe, inclusive, grounding atmosphere. We delineated the three-hour event into sections and welcomed visitors with fresh baked breads, homemade herbal teas and a calming, minimal simplicity. AFTP wore white period dresses and pearls with bare feet. Go! Push Pops dressed in multi-colors, painted faces, feathers, somewhere between Priestess, Disney Princess and neophyte Shaman. As Push Pops, we weren’t interested in making a massacre of indigenous cultures or running rampant with the sacred in the name of some derelict trans-ethnic spiritual bricolage. We were interested in developing a relationship to the sacred that was meaningful within a contemporary milieu, that honored the female principle and helped us to be more embodied and grounded on the earth plane. We had turned to outsider traditions like shamanism not for neo-colonial taste-testing but because we believed they offered the best models we had of holistic art forms that could bind the community and beckon the universal soul.

    ARTICLE CONTINUE AT POSTURE MAGAZINE

    BUSHWICK DAILY PRESS 

    LISTED ON ART HAPS

    "MUST SEE" in ART FAG CITY


    http://www.momentaart.org/

     
  10. 500,000 is a Go! Push Pop performance in collaboration with Megan Welch exposing inter-military rape in the context of transnational feminism. “500,000” refers to the number of women sexually assaulted within the ranks of the U.S. Military. Inspired by Kirby Dick’s award-winning documentary Invisible War, Go! Push Pops is taking the U.S. Military’s longstanding war against women to task from the inside out. Dressed in the likeness of gender-bending officers, Go! Push Pops will lead a processional along 14th Street protesting in our embodied feminist idiom the U.S. Military’s longstanding sexually motivated violence against women.

    October 2013 full documentation SOON!

    Starting at 14th Street and Third Avenue and ending at 14th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, in front of the Salvation Army, 120 West 14th Street.

    Please check out AIOP website to see all artist and more INFO

    http://number.artinoddplaces.org/artists/go-push-pops/

    http://number.artinoddplaces.org/

     
  11. QUEEN$ DOMIN8TiN
    Go! Push Pops in Collaboration with Untitled Queen for First Fridays! at the BRONX Museum took place on September 6th, 2013
     QUEEN$ DOMIN8TiN a performance loosely based on Egyptian queen mythology, pop culture and drag accelerating our current global shift toward enhanced moon energy and the Divine Feminine, was a neo-shamanic ritual celebrating the cosmic, sensual creative “Kundalini Shakti” or “serpent energy” coiled at the base of the spine. The performance intertwined the sensory realms of color, rhythm and motion to uphold the cosmic consciousness of the Divine Feminine. QUEEN$ DOMIN8TiN occurred as a highly charged and glittering spectacle highlighting one primordial notion, that *Goddess Worship* is the oldest religion of all.
    Read ARTICLE at POSTURE MAGAZINE here:

    http://posturemag.com/2013/09/22/go-push-pops-queen-domin8tin-at-the-bronx-museum/

     
  12. Go! Push Pop Warrior Goddess Workshop was a 4-week interdisciplinary performance art series offered at no charge to low-income/at risk female youth of Brooklyn led. The workshop took place May 2013 with funding from the Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund. With BAC community arts funding, Go! Push Pops were able to commit the time and focused effort needed to bring our interdisciplinary embodied/hip hop feminist practice to at-risk/low income young women of color in the Brooklyn community. As a hip hop feminist, transnational collective, we’re interested in making connections between the migratory artist community in Bushwick and the pre-existing one. Our workshop outcome was greater self-love, self-empowerment and bodily freedom for female youth of Brooklyn through the accessible fusion of feminism, healing and hip hop culture. The Workshop was based on the idea of exploring how claiming space through creative movement is a way for women and girls to have their territories acknowledged, recognized and celebrated. Go! Push Pop Warrior Goddess Workshop was a fabulous co-creation through which we can work toward greater understanding and intercultural solidarity. 

    Excerpt from “Go! Push Pops: Warrior Goddess Work Shop” in Posture Magazine: 

    Could it be? What does it mean to embody the Goddess and how do we get there physically, emotionally, and spiritually? How do we burn away eons of patriarchal residual – the self-loathing, objectification and physical/emotional violence which ensued for all peoples during the dark Piscean age of war and pillage on this earth now past? When do we commit to being present, seeing reality clearly and letting the heart lead us back to a past-present-futurity in which women, who by yogic science possess sixteen times the cosmic primordial creative energy of men (in order to carry new life) will celebrate and accept their own beauty and power?

    READ Entire ARTICLE POSTURE MAGAZINE

    Warrior Goddess Workshop at the Living Gallery, Bushwick May 2013 funded by Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grant.

     
  13. Go! Push Pops at the Brooklyn Museum Artists Ball

    On Wednesday April 24th  2013 Go! Push Pops re-performed BLOCK WATCHING Remix for the cocktail hour of the annual Artists Ball. An event honoring several esteemed figures in the Arts, the Push Pops were asked to perform twice by Luis Gispert. Our second performance during the after-party, “Bad Bitches” was a new collaboration with the artist Michelle Marie Charles. Quoting the work of Mickalene Thomas, her  glitzy 1970s Black Power aesthetic was something we very consciously animated in Bad Bitches. We also dressed in homo-thug drag and incorporated d.i.y. cardboard and glitter genitalia, facial hair (Michelle Marie Charles Explicit and Deleted meets Lesbian Calendar girl JD Samson of Le Tigre throwback) and a sweet whip we made from Bushwick detritus. Dotting the horizon of our ratchet candy dreamscape was The Naked Palm Tree Boy (aka BoomBoxBoy aka Prince Harvey) and painter Edwin Bethea hiding topless and gilded behind a sequined cloud.

    Photo credits: David X Prutting/BFA Bill Farrel Agency NYC and Go!Pushpops

    OFFICIAL ARTICLE AT POSTURE MAGAZINE 

    http://posturemag.com/2013/05/02/bad-bitches-at-the-brooklyn-museum/

     
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  15. Go! Push Pops at the Brooklyn Museum Artists Ball

    On Wednesday April 24th  2013 Go! Push Pops re-performed “BLOCK WATCHING Remix”  (based on footage we Youtube hijacked from Luis Gispert’s 2002 video Block Watching) with founding member Anna Souvorov for the cocktail hour of the annual Artists Ball. An event honoring several esteemed figures in the Arts, the Push Pops were asked to perform twice by Luis Gispert.