Why Would A Woman…

Her photograph hangs from the wall, Charlotte Moorman.
She was a great musician and performance artist, also in 1969
she was known for performing ‘TV Bra for Living Sculpture’.

Why would a woman wear a television on her bosom? Or more precisely, why would a woman wear televisions on each of her breasts? Clearly, this is some kind of statement about something. So, I propose to rule out possibilities.

Reasons that are unlikely:

  1. Not to watch television, unless the woman has a neck like a osterich
  2. Not to entertain the kids, cuz they can’t see up that high
  3. Not to entertain girlfriends, cuz what woman gawks at her girlfriends breasts
  4. Hmmm, what can the reason possibly be?

Today, Vanessa Blaylock & Company, a group of performance artists (including me), commemorated Charlotte Moorman and the TV bra in an exhibit at the Gallery Xue in Second Life New York. This was my second exhibit with this troop and I enjoyed every minute of it. I think I’m getting the hang of this performance art, and I think it’s right up my alley. hehe

That’s Vanessa Blaylock in the center, she’s calling herself,
Humuhumunukunukua these days and as with many things VB,
I have no idea why she is doing this or what will happen next.

For now, I’m just happy with my own TV bra and hope to wear it the next time I head over to Junkyard Blues. VB (I prefer that to Humuhumunukunukua, although I’m sure that name has some deep esoteric meaning) has been doing performance art for many years and this is all new to me. I’m looking forward to our next adventure, next week. But you’ll have to check iRez magazine for details.

That’s me in my TV Bra, strummin’ on my old banjo,
or whatever they call these things, a cello I guess (of course I know… geez).

This is our full group of cellists and pianists.

Since I’m new to the group, and although today’s group is smaller than last weeks, I want to recognize everyone by name (left to right): piano, Pixel, Pixelated Gina; cello,  Xue Faith, Moni, Ze Moo (he’s a real guy, just chose to wear a TV bra.. hehe), Emma Peel, Yordie, Vanessa (aka Humuhumunukunukua), Lanne Wise and Calliope Lexington.

Yay and see you next week!

About Yordie

I'm a blogger and photographer on WordPress. I'm also author of the sci-fi novel The Temporal Expeditions. I'm an avatar in Second Life and a gamer in Fallout series, Skyrim, and other games.
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3 Responses to Why Would A Woman…

  1. Pingback: VB40 – Charlotte, Forever! | I Rez Therefore I Am

  2. Yordie Sands says:

    I knew there had to be an explanation, Vaneeeeeesa. I had no idea of how complex the details would be. huh. Now I have to figure out how “reef triggerfish” figures into your explanation, but i swear i will!


  3. Aww, thanks Yordie! That top photo you shot – wow! – fantastic!!

    As you may have heard, both Facebook & Google+ rejected my name, “Vaneeesa” because they said if you want to use their service, your name cannot have 3 repeating vowels. So I’m forced to use their service under the fake name of their choice, “Vanessa” instead of my real name which they don’t happen to like.

    Anyway, I was thinking about the “reef triggerfish” and how that fish has 9 U’s and 3 A’s in it’s name… and it doesn’t apologize to anyone. So I took that name as a sort of inspiration. BTW, the name is actually very easy to say, it’s very lyrical, you just have to break it down:
    Humu humu nuku nuku apu a’a

    (with the last a’a being a glottal stop in the vowel, similar to the correct pronunciation of Hawai’i)


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