January 4, 2015
The Freak Coffins Art Spectacle
Curated by Champoy. Opening Sunday January 4th 2015 8pm.
Coffins have been used all over the world to inhibit the corpses
of people whose mortality has expired for the viewing purposes
of those who are left behind. Is this symbolic? is this
reflective of things going on around us? The deal here is that
we are taking that whole format and freaking the hell out of
it...in the name of art. Yeah! Like a celebration!
Who died? What died? Well, we are always amidst that process
being in the stream of all things passing...so hopefully it
won't be you. but maybe something inside?
Participating Artists: JOE HOLIDAY, MILES ROBERTSON + GAN
DALF, MIRABELLE JONES, ADRIAN MACHADO, GARTH ELSON, ANONYMOUS,
STEPHEN ANDERSON, SIERRA JOY + AUDREY MARILYN JACOBS, SAM CHIVO
HERRERA + ALEX SKRAMBLE, CENTAUR COLLECTIVE: Lili Said, Nicole
Noriyuki, Nevada Hardman, Quinn Salazar, Svetlana Shigroff, and
Arts Faculty: SKRL SKTS, ROSIE FATEMI + LXYS MERCEDES +
RE MAC + JACK RABBITT, JESSE HINSON, OLIVIA BAGDADE, JT STEINY +
CHAMPOY, TRAVIS FRYE, WINNETEAUX + DARYA, GABRIELLA GIORGIO +
ALYSSA MEANSWELL, SPECIAL MENTION TO SYOMA FOR MASTER SIGN
Music and performances by: VERBS, FUNDERSTORM presents
PROFESSOR CHOMP, ANDREW MANLEY, and surprise guest.
Garth Elson floating one of his styrofoam coffins in Los
Garth Elson. TOUGH TIMES DON’T LAST. Styrofoam, helium balloons (when kinetic).
Miles Robertson performing GOD NEEDS MONEY. DONATE, a
ritualized burning of a baby effigy mounted on a rotisserie BBQ
coffin, at the Freak Coffins opening reception. Attendees were
invited to make s'mores on the baby’s ashes. Miles
Sitkin, Mayura Isabelle. Wax, vaseline, confetti,
sawdust (baby), steel (bbq coffin).
Champoy and JT Steiny. Untitled
Joe Holliday. Columbarium Segment One. Cardboard
Gabriella Elise Giorgio and Alyssa Meanswell. Untitled
Sierra Joy and Audrey Marilyn Jacobs. Untitled
SKRL SKTS. Untitled
Chivo and Alex Scramble. Untitled
Stephen Anderson. Untitled
Let Them Eat Cake. Flour, sugar,
water, self-rising yeast, salt, milk chocolate, razor
blades, pins & needles, shards of broken glass, silver
nitrate, one .50 caliber sniper shell, cadmium pigment,
euphorbia tirucalli extract, one 6 inch stainless steel
knife, 30 sleeping pills, 2 shotgun shells, bleach, draino,
rat femur, antifreeze, match stick heads, 12 year old
scotch, cigarettes, rat poison, clostridium botulinum, AJAX,
thorns, absinthe, battery acid, fish bone, artificial
flavor, aluminum shavings, dark chocolate
Adrian Machado. Coffin Tallbike