This Halloween the dolls are back in town and ready for revenge, so don’t pull any Trump costumes from the CVS discount shelf (they don’t call it Knockdown Center for nothing).
Shock Value, Glam, and Ragga all have distinct vibes but will converge, make a pact, and massacre their past personas to create a Frankenstein’s Bride of a mega party for Halloween 2018! The Shadow of the Cat is taking its cue from the slashers of the past, present, and future, so think of ya girl Lorena Bobbet, ya sister Asami Yamazaki in Audition, and don’t forget Crystal Johnson from Wives with Knives!
NYC’s relationship to nightlife can be a true horror story when you roll up to one of these “woke” nightclubs which are actually just run by racist, transphobic owners and staff who actually live in Williamsburg but are always reppin’ “Bushwick Nightlife 4 Ever.” But nightlife is where many of us go to find our people, it’s church, but this year there’s no time to show off to your mom and grandmaw by coming down the aisle to get some shine for saying “I’ve been saved.” If you wanna feel safe and sound head to Happy Fun Hideaway cuz this party is going to be psycho and no one can save you now, not even La Chat!
Doll Gang Massacre
Saturday, October 27, 2018
2-19 Flushing Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378
Anti Bodies is an afternoon of performance, readings and installations organized with Topical Cream, a platform for female-identifying and gender non-conforming persons working at the intersection of contemporary art and technology. Focusing on artists whose practices explore methods of self-preservation, the featured work demonstrates how gestures of resistance can be choreographed through performance and communal action.
The program, part of VW Sunday Sessions, includes a performance by Analisa Teachworth; video screenings presented by Jacksonville-based artist Redeem Pettaway; an exploration of surveillance, control, and seduction by Julia Scher; and live concerts from Zsela and Deli Girls. The program is complemented by additional programming presented throughout the museum, including an ongoing performance by Michelle Young Lee examining the labor of care, a video installation by Sara Hornbacher, and a recital situated within an environment created by Sarah Zapata with poetry and readings from Zapata, Maya Martinez, Rin Johnson, Sophia Le Fraga, and Natasha Stagg.