1. Introducing Go! Push Pops DiAMOND TRiBE, a participatory workshop fusing hip hop, yoga & feminism in collaboration with the artist 
    B-O-N-E-S. DiAMOND TRiBE is a project working with homeless/at-risk/queer youth of NYC as part of our Culture Push Fellowship for Utopian Practice. 

    For this project Go! Push Pops is partnering with youth at The Door http://www.door.org/
    & the forthcoming Momenta Art Education Program

    Stay tuned for more details & follow @gopushpops on Instagram 
    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.

     For more information about Go! Push Pops Diamond Tribe, a project supported in part by the Culture Push Fellowship for Utopian Practice, check out the Culture Push website http://culturepushblog.tumblr.com/fellowship

    Neckaces can be purchase at our GO!PUSHPOPS ETSY SHOP

    or email us to gopushpops@gmail.com

    or soon through MOMENTA ART fundraiser 

     

     
  2. 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

     
  3. “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/

     
  4. 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/

     
  5. 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/

     
  6. 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.

     
  7. 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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  9. 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.

     
     
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