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Actually Huizenga (of Patriarchy)

actuallyhuizenga

Performance artist / Singer 

 

 

Actually Huizenga of Patriarchy, performance Oct 26, 6th Athens Biennale 2018 ANTI, photo by Nysos Vasilopoulos
Actually Huizenga of Patriarchy, performance Oct 26, 6th Athens Biennale 2018 ANTI, photo by Nysos Vasilopoulos
Actually Huizenga of Patriarchy, performance Oct 27, 6th Athens Biennale 2018 ANTI, photo by Nysos Vasilopoulos
Actually Huizenga of Patriarchy, performance Oct 27, 6th Athens Biennale 2018 ANTI, photo by Nysos Vasilopoulos

Actually Huizenga performing as Patriarchy (2018), Athens Sweet Piece (2018), Grind your bones (2018), The Art of Eating (2017)

Hanging carcasses of lambs, squeaking pigs, chains, splatters of fake blood, Kiss-style make-up, and ritualistic incantations in B-movie settings featuring a platinum blonde in agonizing martyrdom. Actually is a character straight out of the pulp comic genre. Her at first view self-victimized persona goes through endless tortures or features as the priestess in gory mass rituals. Patriarchy, as per her band’s name, is her post-feminist target, which she attacks with her videos and performances that take unexpected turns and reverse the plot. Glam-goth, S/M, vampiric, medieval, fashion icon, rock star––Actually’s constantly shape-shifting art persona is deliberately hard to pin down, refusing to settle or be projected into a single identity. AB6 hosts Actually’s video clip shot in Athens for the occasion and a live performance.

 

#fetish #torture #music #live #gore #erotic #patriarchy #glam #vampiric

 


photos: Nysos Vasilopoulos, 6th Athens Biennale 2018 ANTI

Actually Huizenga performing as Patriarchy, 2018
Performance
Guitar: Tasos Alexiou

Athens Sweet Piece, 2018
Video, 5'

Grind your bones, 2018
Video, 14'

The Art of Eating, 2017
Digital film, 51'24''

Courtesy of the artist
Fri 26 Oct 2018
23:00 - 23:30
Performance
Actually Huizenga performing as Patriarchy
by
Actually Huizenga (of Patriarchy)

TSMEDE

Patriarchy, as per her band’s name, is her post-feminist target, which she attacks with her videos and performances that take unexpected turns and reverse the plot. Glam-goth, S/M, vampiric, medieval, fashion icon, rock star––Actually’s constantly shape-shifting art persona is deliberately hard to pin down, refusing to settle or be projected into a single identity.

Sat 27 Oct 2018
23:00 - 23:30
Performance
Actually Huizenga performing as Patriarchy
by
Actually Huizenga (of Patriarchy)

TSMEDE

Patriarchy, as per her band’s name, is her post-feminist target, which she attacks with her videos and performances that take unexpected turns and reverse the plot. Glam-goth, S/M, vampiric, medieval, fashion icon, rock star––Actually’s constantly shape-shifting art persona is deliberately hard to pin down, refusing to settle or be projected into a single identity.

Fri 23 Nov 2018
20:40 - 21:30
Screening
The Art of Eating (2017)
by
Actually Huizenga (of Patriarchy)

Esperia Palace > 1st floor > KINO

Hanging carcasses of lambs, squeaking pigs, chains, splatters of fake blood, Kiss-style make-up, and ritualistic incantations in B-movie settings featuring a platinum blonde in agonizing martyrdom. Actually is a character straight out of the pulp comic genre. The Art of Eating follows the trail of a "hungry" Los Angeleno, one who has been psychologically abused by patriarchal normalcy, social media addictions and superstitious stereotypes. The protagonist goes to take care of the one she loves, leading her to prostitute and betray the very essence of herself to help her lover boy become something more than what he is. In some ways, this is an examination of the female condition-a hazy, post-traumatic stress disorder-infused willingness to subjugate. Can she escape? 

 

Film, 51'
Courtesy of the artist
*With Greek subtitles

 

Watch the trailer here.