‘I am not just a bimbo with big tits, I am an artist!’ (boomerang free postcard)
An urgent need came out of the MAMA team to create a female exhibition. This was a strong reaction to the male dominance within the MAMA programming. The interns Adi Khavous (Adida Fallen Angel)and Bert Schoemaker demonstrated that women weren’t exclusively folded for centrefolds or beings that clean up nicely. They put together a female exhibition with the ironic title, ‘Catfight!’. They selected 3 artists who make work in the domains of new media and popular image culture. Animations form Israel, conceptual art form Rotterdam and graffiti-related art from Toulouse.
Adida and Bert encouraged the artists N&N, Flashkes and Miss Van to stretch their limits and totally go for the ‘Catfight’ prize. All three competitors undertook to overwhelm and amaze the spectators.
Competitor 1: N & N
A forceful duo deep from Rotterdam. ‘Killing your darlings is no cruelty it is a necessity!”. These dare-devils are in a state of impotence to a goal aspect to speak out. Fearless improvisation becomes a powerful weapon in order to reach higher grounds.
Competitor 2: Miss Van
….Her ‘poupees’ seem possibly uninhibited and voluptuously seductive…… You’ll think again when you are being crushed by a Lulu 3 meter tall. The streets of Toulouse are already her domain. Will Rotterdam be her next conquest?
Competitor 3: Flashkes
Israeli freefighter. She underwent military training in the ‘Camp of Design’ in Israel. With proficiency in the area of graphic design and animation, her visuals drag the public into a world of psychedelic realism. FlashKes has won trophy after trophy. Will she pick this one?