Currently reading- Kembra Pfahler’s “Beautalism”
The idea of deflating misogyny appeals to me…[The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black] wants to be beautiful and rebel against crass morbid intelligence. It wants to drink a diet pepsi and become a rabid bikini model. It’s imitating a life that is brutal and not worth imitating. It is Beautalist. The forced temporary transformation that is The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black: changing colors, “making our mark,” sitting around, instituting a new female paradigm, and producing femorabilia.
It takes three to four hours depending on the amount of girls to get ready for a live show…by the time we black out our teeth and put on the stilettos, the transformation takes on a life of its own.
The Wall of Vagina was born out of a discussion I had with my band while on tour in the US. We traveled in a winnebego and always looked through men’s magazines at truck stops. Once we bought a Penthouse that showed four girls stacked on top of each other like pancakes…I thought it would look sculptural to have the GOKB as a wall of vagina. I did the old turkey baster with plain yogurt as a topping for the wall, and it provokes a complex reaction from the audience who don’t know whether or not to applaud or vomit.