Wednesday, October 10, 2012

More Love

Just as the Taliban were actually trying to assasinate 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, an activist for girls' right to education in Pakistan, Kembra Pfahler performed a mock funeral for patriarchic attitudes at PARTICIPANT INC in New York City. The symbolically fitting performance was part of her current show "Fuck Island," a major solo exhibition of her new work. “Fuck Island” is a protest anthem, love song, and manifesto written for her band, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black. As Pfahler describes this song-as-exhibition: “It’s the first annual Karen Black cock festival. But it’s really more like a happy funeral. We are celebrating the death of the patriarch, and you are all party to this secret.”