Project Rage Queen has gained a reputation for pushing the limits of performance with unsettling and confrontational transformations of space. They have shocked and wooed audiences in The Broad Museum, The Hammer Museum, L.A.C.E., San Francisco, Chicago, London and Amsterdam. During their week-long residency at Coaxial Arts, Project Rage Queen produced a multi-media installation and “specimercial” untucking the concepts of Queendom, rage, asstral projection, identity, “safe-space”, and body dysmorph-ication. July, 2019
mehron bruise wheel oil-based makeup, graphite and acrylic marker on bienfang design paper – on going series started in 2017
Bad Boy Bubby
“Fuck You God”
You see, no one’s going to help you Bubby,
because there isn’t anybody out there to do it.
We’re all just complicated arrangements of atoms and subatomic particles–
we don’t live.
But our atoms do move about in such a way
as to give us identity and consciousness.
We don’t die;
our atoms just rearrange themselves.
There is no God.
There can be no God;
it’s ridiculous to think in terms of a superior being.
An inferior being, maybe,
because we, we who don’t even exist,
we arrange our lives with more order and harmony
than God ever arranged the earth.
We measure; we plot;
we create wonderful new things.
We are the architects of our own existence.
What a lunatic concept to bow down before a God
who slaughters millions of innocent children,
slowly and agonizingly starves them to death,
beats them, tortures them, rejects them.
What folly to even think that we should not insult such a God,
damn him, think him out of existence.
It is our duty to think God out of existence.
It is our duty to insult him.
Fuck you, God!
Strike me down if you dare, you tyrant,
you non-existent fraud!
It is the duty of all human beings to think God out of existence.
Then we have a future.
Because then–and only then–
do we take full responsibility for who we are.
And that’s what you must do, Bubby:
think God out of existence;
take responsibility for who you are.
a remix and video by travisd; Que Mas Quieres by San Cha http://elsancha.bandcamp.com
2016 Shape Shifters (Xina Xurner), Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA (collaboration with Xina Xurner)
As part of the Broad’s Summer Happenings, Mutant Salon is creating a performance that moves from the Oculus Hall, inside the museum’s anus, through the belly of the beast and out through its mouth, to the outside main entrance of the Broad. We are bringing Mutant Salon outside for our sisters, our community, and audience members to experience this special performance for free, without need for paid admission. Bring your looks, lights, and sparkles. All are welcome to partake in the creation of all this beauty!
Experimental ½ Hour – Episode LXIII:
ATTACK, SUSTAIN, RELEASE, DECAY
A performance collaboration of Mutant Salon,
Experimental Half Hour, and Project Rage Queen