curated by Melissa Logan & Alex Murray-Leslie
Girl Monster is a long-term project curated by the members of Chicks on Speed: Melissa Logan and Alex Murray-Leslie. Chicks on Speed are not only a band but also a record label, releasing recordings by Le Tigre, Kevin Blechdom, Ana da Silva of The Raincoats, DAT Politics, Susanne Broksch, Kids on TV, Anat Ben-David, and Angie Reed.
The City of Women will present the seventh Girl Monster edition, dealing with the topic of nudity. The project combines music performances, a lecture, performances, video art, and DJ sets, and the curators define it as a gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art), the ideal of the historic avant-garde movements. It has strong political and feminist references, supports female artists, initiates interdisciplinary and poli-genre actions, with provocative effects. In Girl Monster the art subject is transformed into a social event, which functions as a platform that understands the work of art as a synthesis of various art fields, summarized under the slogan ‘art as life’. Art no longer produces a work of art but rather becomes a life activity, aiming to change present reality in contemporary society. Mara Vujić
Performance: Narcissister; Music Performance: Anat Ben-David; DJ set: Nadine Jessen; Video program curated by A.L. Steiner: Patty Chang, VALIE EXPORT etc.
Organization and production: City of Women; Co-production: Kampnagel; In collaboration with: Menza pri koritu; Supported by: A Space for Live Art (with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union)