The fellowship of Pebelle part VIII: Shapeshifting in Chicago with Heather & lots of Pure Magical Love
Heather ist a multifaceted artist: a Russian trained ballet dancer, musician, writer and artist. It all came together in one of her projects: "Pure magical love" (PML) - she calls it "my chance to incorporate all of those things" She creates danc choreographies, rituals, and interactive performances all set to the music she composes.
If you wanna listen through the songs she does with PML please go to her Myspace page or check out her Soundcloud page:
But to only see "Pure Magical Love" as a band wouldn't be enough, there's so much more to it. Being at a PML performance is like simultaneously being at a show, a dance recital, at church and on drugs - audience members told so themselves when asked about their impression.
Here's Heather's Neo Baroque ballett, that she equiped with my leggings:
plus a video of the show:
Or one of the last preformances: "The Ressurection Ritual" struck my eye-
Back in the 90's when Heather was part of the RIOT GRRL movement, a mainly American phenomenon, that causes a discussion if beeing the 2nd or 3rd wave of feminism - eitherways, it was creating a space where women are in charge or in the majority - including supporting and organizing women in music, readings and much more.
Being in charge of all aspects of the performance is still very important to her and I think it shows throughout her work.
Not long ago she also worked on the successfull band project "The Capricorns":
here's one of my favourite songs of that time:
Recently Heather branched out and started doing "ladies crack aerobics glitter danse auxiliary squad", a get together to workout and dance.
Some of the choreographies they work on will eventually end up in future performances.
Right now Heather focuses on performing and working in Chicago, but eventually she'd like to take her vision on tour ,or even see other chapters of the ladies crack aerobics in other cities... a franchise future business plan?
We can only hope she'll stop by and let us have our own round of Pure Magical Love!
I am happy to have been a creative part in her work with supplying Heather with some of my tie-dye hosiery creations!
Here another set of impressive images from the professional & talented theatre photographer Barbara Palffy from Foto Palffy!
All right reserved!
Here's a first glimpse of the costumes I have been working on for Theater Spielraum.
The main costume concept was to create a unform for individuals, which is an antagonism but with dyeing, we found, it's possible.
If you haven't read it yet, you should and if you live in Vienna or close by: come and see it- it's on untill 26th of February from Tuesday to Saturday.
production: Nicole Metzger & Peter Pausz
stage design: Matthias Krische
starring: Karoline Gans, Christian Kohlhofer, Matthias Messner,
Stephanie-Christin Schneider, Sabrina Rupp
The fellowship of Pebelle part VII: Give me a white wall and I give you...Bears:The world of Yotto Bano
My closest friend for a decade Yotto Bano can mostly be found travelling between Austria and Spain, with amarker or spraypaint in one hand and his skateboard in the other hand. And Barcelona is the city of his heart, there he found the perfect playground to combine his two biggest passions: graffity and bears. And created a niche discipline: the bear graffity.
A very appropriate comment about his work says that " his work is so cute you just want to hug the walls he's painted."
A recent project he did brought him to Vienna- the new store SAMSTAG (by the masterminds of superated) outer wall design- Together with austrian artist Andreas Pasqualini he turned the shop fassade into a tingling world of bears and roman gods, that made a lot of people walking past gasp. I have also witnessed cars slowing down, which is a bonus for the shopowners.
So, after this long ammount of time and creative exchange we have just decided to work on a project together- a collaboration of street and textile arts. And as you can see in his work gallery below, he's already got some experience with textiles anyway.
I will keep you posted on this.
Recently his work got published in the book "Hair", an anthology dedicated to the bearish aspects of visual art alongside with famous other artists of this genre, like Ralf König or Daniel Mainé!
If you wanna check out his blog just go to: http://ursulalala.blogspot.com
And here's a bit more of his art:
Fashion Laws- Leyes De La Moda
Forbidden Fruit- Fruita Prohibida
Magic Carpet Ride - La Alfombra Voladora
The Pebelle give-aways within the Winter 2011 copy are taken from the series of works "A forest" which was presented late summer.
Including a thin pair of socks and a leggings in various green tones will be a first messenger of spring in your wardrobe.
Here's what the items look like
And here are the pages you have to search for in the magazine:
So if you want to win one of the items, you have to go to the MF homepage on www.musicfashionmagazine.com and fill out the nice little survey- each week they draw a winner and you might get stocked with a new item for your wardrobe.
I still remember the day I recieved a mail from Miikka Lommi asking me to collaborate on a music video- I was just at the beginning of playing with Pebelle and felt really honoured.
A bit later a big parcel went to Finland- and after the shoot the items were already on sale in a shop in Helsinki. On the way back from the post office the stylist walked past Wundershop with my parcel in his hands. One thing led to another as it usual does.
Since then I'm in touch with Miikka and really hope to visit this lovely country myself one day, to finally meet him in person. My tights even dress one of his lovely children.
Mikka grew up with cameras in the 70's and did his first film at the fascinating age of 3(!) with his dad& brother. Guess the plot? Cowboys and Indians of course!
Doing lots of international music videos Mikka's now concentrating on art and fashion and also does commercials. Here's a fashion video Mikka did, that I love:
Recently we worked on a nice project together and did a logo shoot for KennelHelsinki, the production company Miikka has. Sure you recognize one of the images from the Pebelle FB page. Well, here the KennelHelsinki initals, can u glimpse them?
I did the shoot in a collaboration with Emma Bell as you can see from some stylez.
If you want to check on more videos of Mikka's work (which you should), go to see his page on KennelHelsinki: http://www.kennelhelsinki.com/
The video "Anything u want" is by Kississings' voice Kirsi Kissinger and manages to reapeat constantly that she'll do "anything u want" through a whole music video- it provokes a lot of people, but is so much more than you can see. And although Kississings band page on Myspace describes it's sounds as "nonsense words flavoured with hot voice and broken English" it's causing Break YO TV to write a whole article about this song (and video)- naming " a carefully constructed anthem for female empowerment"*.
Here are a few more quotes worth putting them down on here:
"the key to unlocking the profound lyrics are found in the three times she sneaks in this gem:
I do anything I want (x3)
And it has nothing to do with you”
And judging by this cinematic masterpiece, all a gal really wants to do is throw on a pair of tie-dyed legging and a crocheted bodysuit and get together with a few of her best friends to air hump across her apartment. Take that, boys."
"Check it out for yourself if you’re ready to feel confused, empowered, violated, and maybe even a little turned on"
There's not much more to say, see yourself:
Kirsi and Miikka have met whilst doing a Maximus vodka commercial together, that even won a national price- and have been speaking about doing a music video together.
"Anything u want" is the result- and the only video that's been done so far.
Kirsi's history is a cool one, she went to a Karaoke club in London, where friends insisted on her singing a Blondie song- Heart of Glass. A music producer in the club liked her performance and as we had it before: one thing led to another. Since then Kississings was already working with electro music producers from Miami, NYC, Paris, Berlin, London, Helsinki....
Here's one more song I really like & the link to her Myspace music page:
© Maria Ziegelböck
Original from Palermo, Salvatore started his career in the captial of fashion: Paris, where he organized fashion shows and parties. Canal Plus invited him to present a TV Show as a "crazy journalist", which he did for a mere of 5 years.
Here's a bit of a glimpse of that time:
At this time he met the people from the notorios action artist's group Geltin and together with them he started performing, first at the Bienale in Venice in 2007- "the hamster's wheel"
Salvatore's second performance with Geltin was within a huge exhibit at the museum of modern art- you can see the poster for this exhibit above- it was banned by the council of Paris for beeing "a political and estetical non-sense"- so last but not least a year after he followed the Geltins to Vienna, their city of origin.
Since 2008 he's rocking our lovely city, 2008 with the first solo performance "obsesssion #1"-istening music and changing clothes: 2 everyday life's gesture (movement)
listening music and changing clothes everyday, to be in a good (or in a bad) mood and to be beautiful, sexy, or just not naked -this was his first apperance with Pebelle tights as well- as you can see here. He was there changing his clothes 24 hours, no matter when you turned up.
© Krzysztof Jeziorny / jeziorny.net
© Krzysztof Jeziorny / jeziorny.net
© Krzysztof Jeziorny / jeziorny.net
Other solo performances followed:
-Artissima / Torino, "all or the just, i 120 minuti di torino" (gelitin)
-Das Weisse Haus / Vienna, "privat konzert" (with delphine telesio)
-Vesch / Vienna, "ass projection" (solo performance)
-Pro-Choice Gallery / Vienna, "elektro fleischmann" (solo performance)
-Greene Naftali Gallery / New York, "the blind sculpture" (gelitin,
david lachapelle, tony conrad, piotr uklansky, casey spooner, rita
ackermann, gedi sibony, ...)
In 2010 he also performed and modeled at the Fashionweek Vienna, were Superated was showing his new collection along with Pebelle dye's.
Of course he was modelling my tights again, in a very lovely style- dressing men (an obession!) and eating a banana. But not at the same time.
If you follow the link you can check out the show: http://www.spykeheels.com/2010/09/30/superated-fashion-show-summer-2010-mq-vienna-fashion-week-2010/
©Valerie Fuchs Valeruz
In the meantime he also kept Djing so if you ever hear of events with DJ SCHOKO ONO or DJ STAPLERFAHRER, keep an eye on the event, then it promises to be an entertaining evening.
Right now, Mr. Viviano is in Australia, Tasmania to be more concrete, where he will perform with Geltin again in the middle of January.
Where? Read this article: