“…while playing at the Lollapalooza Music Festival, [Courtney] Love punched Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna in the face, after pelting her with candy and throwing a lit cigarette at her. Hanna had allegedly made a joke about Love’s daughter shooting up in a closet. Following the incident, Hanna pressed charges, and Love pled guilty and underwent anger management classes.” From CL’s wikipedia entry.
This poster by CL is really terrific:
I can’t believe what’s happening in this country. I just had to repost this:
I’m not sure what else to do. I’m trying to track down Kathleen Hanna (of Bikini Kill/Le Tigre/Riot Grrrl fame) to invite her to be in a show with me, of artists and their “mentors.” Of course, she doesn’t have to say yes… but what’s frustrating is that I’m not sure that the emails/facebook messages I’ve sent are actually reaching her. Is her absence of a response to be interpreted as a no, or does it mean that I’m sending it to the wrong address?
Who knows. But hey Kathleen: here’s to hoping you have a Google Alert set up with your name on it, and that you see this. And that if you do, you contact me (amywilson at gmail), because I think it would be really amazing to have you be a part of this. Or that you say no, so that I move on and know to contact someone else.
I don’t know you and you don’t know me, but I’m writing to see if you’d be interested in being in an upcoming show at the School of Visual Arts gallery in Chelsea this fall.
It’s a show of all-female alumni, and I was asked to be in it. The trick is, we’ve been asked to also include the work of someone who has been a mentor of ours, and I thought of you. Even though I don’t know you, I’ve been very inspired by your work since I was in college (we’re about the same age). The work I will have in the show is a collection of artist’s books I’m making that are directly inspired and related to riot grrrl zines I collected as a teenager and in my early 20s.
So I thought it would be a perfect fit. You don’t really have to do anything other than loan some zines, or if you want to be more involved than that, that would be great too – we can figure it out.
My site is here: http://www.amy-wilson.com/
if you want to see my work.
Anyway, I hope you will consider this!
I’m starting work on a new show, that will have a lot of books in it. A LOT of books. Like, I keep saying “250 books!” but who knows if that’s what it will come to. Maybe it will be more or maybe it will be less. Either way, a lot. This is an example of just one little one I have going. It’s not even bound yet, or close to being finished.
Oh boy. From the looks of this blog, you’d think I was sitting around, watching my hair grow. And nothing could be further from the truth.
I’m about to embark on a bunch of really big new projects (including! getting ready for my next NYC solo show in 2012! yay!) and so I find myself trying to dig out from the million or so unfinished projects I have laying around here.
Some people have incredible anxiety about starting something new. Oh, not me. I loooove to start new projects. And I will work on them until they’re 90% done, and then a shiny new project will catch my eye. I will drop Project #1 and go off in pursuit of Project #2, even though I have already sunk 25 hours into Project #1 and it only needs an hour or two more to be finished. The end result is that I’m always working (always, always, always) and yet I feel like I never get anything done. And technically, this feeling is correct – I get an awful lot of things started and a lot fewer things done, unless I kick my own butt.
That’s what I’ve been trying to do lately – kick my butt into finishing the unfinished stuff around here. Which, for better or worse, doesn’t make for really fascinating blogging.
Hopefully, after this weekend, I will be dug out of the hole I’m in, and I can get going on some proper new stuff. I hope.