Go! Push Pops

The Push Pops are a radical, transnational queer feminist artist collective. Geared toward engendering ‘Embodied Feminism,’ the collective is primarily concerned with the expenditure and conservation of the self in relation to the Other. Employing the female body – that which is bound to a cross-cultural language of desire, signification and power – in tactical, ideological strategy, the Push Pops utilize gesture, exclamation and popular idiom to embody a new and discursive physicality. Neo-Dada, Fluxist and Feminist, their performance work posits the body as a danger to the operation of reason and male economy of lack. A wild leap, an elusive slogan, a paroxysm of the flesh – The Push Pops reinscribe the body through participatory ritual, spontaneous performance and interactive multi-media installation.

There's as much of this as you can stand on YouTube. Or at their home page.

Caution: lots of patriarchy-demolishing swears in the second video.

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 17, 2014
     Category: Feminism | Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art | Avant Garde

Well, at least they're fully buzzword-compliant.
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/17/14 at 08:47 AM
Lousy art does not become any better when wrapped in politics! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 01/17/14 at 09:22 AM
Art: When absurdity gets an infusion of cash.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/17/14 at 10:07 AM
Lousy art also requires inflated egos, shameless self-promotion and adult toys strapped onto ones head.
Posted by KDP on 01/17/14 at 10:18 AM
Art that is attached to politics is never beautifull for some reason.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/17/14 at 07:44 PM
I could almost mistake the second for a 1960s LSD trip.
Posted by Phred22 on 01/17/14 at 10:28 PM
Perhaps I'm behind the curve again, but "fluxism" and "male economy of lack" must have gotten lost in the translation wilderness from whatever transnational place the person who wrote that hailed from.
Posted by John on 01/18/14 at 12:10 AM
Ok, I am weird but don't get this one.
Posted by charles1682 on 01/18/14 at 03:01 PM
NY landmark upset over topless photos: NSFW


This post needed boobies.

Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/18/14 at 06:24 PM
John: you're not behind the times, you've moved with them. Fluxism was grand with the hipsters (not so much hippies) of the 60s and 70s, but has by now been deservedly forgotten by most.

On an unrelated point, the quote box in the article (not this one, the grey box above) makes all the text below, even in other articles, appear larger in my browser. I think the "font size=3" at its end may not be entirely accurate, but HTML is so fscked up that I can't hazard a guess as to how to unmunge it.
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/19/14 at 11:36 AM
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