Fútbol is Bullshit!

VB Rant Week 7 Bitchy Posts in 7 Angry Days http://vaneeesa.com/category/vaneeesa/rants/ Rant the first: Fútbol is Bullshit! In the country of my birth “football” means “pigskin” In the country of my current residence, “fútbol” means “soccer” Doesn’t matter. They’re both bullshit! Not saying they always were… Just asking why a …

Moderation

CYBERSPACE, 10 January — In the glorious free speech year of 2010 Rose was moderated out of SL7B and VBCO was moderated out of Burn2. Probably a lot of other artists were moderated out of a lot of other things. Here at iRez, I have never moderated a comment out. …

VB Previz #44 – VBCO/Multiverse 2011

On Saturday, 1 January 2011 the performance art organization Vaneeesa Blaylock / Company became VBCO/Multiverse VBCO/Multiverse is offering a full slate of 2011 performance artworks on numerous virtual world grids, each exploring identity, individuality, uniqueness, instantiation, embodiment, and persona, here on the myriad shores of the new worlds of the …

Drag!

SAN FRANCISCO, 5 August — Today United States District Judge Vaughn R. Walker struck down anti-same-sex-marriage “Proposition 8”: Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians. The evidence shows conclusively that Proposition 8 enacts, without reason, a private moral view that …

Ideology & Aesthetics

If you think about Andy Warhol & Robert Mapplethorpe, their artistic practices and sensibilities were pretty different, but I think their underlying world views were fairly in sync. On the other hand I kind of suspect that while Paris Hilton & Britney Spears seem to have similar aesthetics, that their underlying ideologies are actually different.

Nienke Klunder

LONDON, 4 July — Like Nikki S. Lee and Cindy Sherman, Nienke Klunder uses transformations of her appearance and self portraiture to explore identity. Klunder creates her images not in the street like Lee, but in her own studio, like Sherman. What fascinates me so much about this work, besides …

Boy George

I’d like to talk about Boy George, not because his band rocked a few tunes back in the day, but because of his insight to his own identity. I heard an old interview with him and he said a couple of things about his persona: one sort of funny, one …

Charlie White

I’ve seen some of Charlie White’s work in the past, like his Alien at a Cocktail Party photos… and so I was completely unprepared for the sublime power of his 2008 Teen and Transgender Comparative Study photographs. In these images he pairs teenage girls and pre-op transwomen, two people both …

6000 Degrees

Here are some excerpts from my 2003 work 6000 Degrees. As you can see in the video above, Monica struggles with issues of identity and individuality. Monica struggles a lot, but seems to conclude that her life is unique. Yet the gallery installation of her “struggle” presented five 10′ tall …