Post-feminist fashion, music artists
From 10 September to 23 October 2011, the duo Chicks on Speed will present their work in a retrospective from the 1990s until today and invites to performances under the title 'Cultural Workship Now!' at the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin.
"The aim is to present Chicks of Speed's lively and various production methods and also to reflect upon the importance of this post-feminist group concerning strategies, empowerment and self-assertion of female artists." publishes the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien on its website kunstraumkreuzberg.de/english.html.
fig. original: 'Chicks on Speed' are fusing art, fashion, music. For example, Chicks on Speed created fashion inspired instruments such as a high-heeled guitar made of a stilettos for their album 'Cutting the Edge' (2009). Photo: (C) Beda Mulzer.
Chicks on Speed are Melissa Logan (New York) and Alex Murray-Leslie (Bowral, Australia). They met while studying at the Munich Art Academy in the late-1990s. Chicks on Speed collaborate with numerous artists, especially A.L. Steiner, Kathi Glas, Anat Bendavid, and prominent contributors to contemporary culture like Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Peaches, Douglas Gordon, Jeremy Scott...
Video: 'Super Surfer Girl' by Chicks on Speed from their fifth album 'Cutting the Edge' (released 29 May 2009) with tracks "to encourage people to be courageous and humorous".
(C) Sawetz, since 1996