Blogging. FUCK YES. Honestly, I’m not sure if it’s classist to say but I can’t live without internet at home (and actually after I did my 2008 taxes, I can totally brag about the stuff I do have, cuz it ain’t much folks). Duh, a lot of the new feminist, queer, and immigration movements are happening because we are all online all the time. I can’t tell you how many wonderful, active people I have met online and through this blog. Even in my same city, it would be difficult to mobilize our unrestful without the many facebook pages, email lists and web zines. And that is how we land at Young Creature, a new Chicago-based blog that focuses on “exposing and supporting queer musicians, artists, filmmakers, writers, troublemakers, and earth shakers.” So far, these art-school peeps are heavy into covering our community’s people that make somethings out of nothings. Their latest post is about (former Tracy + Plastics) Wynne Greeenwood‘s new performance project “Sister Taking Nap” showing in Seattle. Using sculpture, video and music, this piece features a collaboration with Gina Young of Team Gina. Click here for an interview with Greenwood about how she started working with video, how the Plastics freaked her out and using this new project to further her explorations about power and space. Thanks Young Creature!
If you never got to see Tracy + Plastics, below is a video that shows what you missed. Summary: it was a truly genius video/music project involving Wynne Greenwood playing Tracy and her two band mates, Nikki and Cola. Using performance as a meta-concert, she portrayed band politics and interpersonal relationships as an avenue to tackle feminism and queer issues all the while being funny as shit.