Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Upcoming Art Exhibits on Motherhood - Becoming Milf and Biological Clock
Two exhibits at one venue on the theme of conception,pregnancy,motherhood, and post partum. I'm exhibiting a collection of works called Becoming MILF while my good friend and fellow SF artist, Sadie Lune is exhibiting a collection of works called Biological Clock. Info on the upcoming exhibits is below. Hope to see you all there.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – April 22nd, 2011
Madison Young is Becoming MILF. After performing in hundreds of adult films, directing over 25 erotic films, being featured on HBO & Spike TV as a world renowned Sexpert, and receiving multiple awards for her work in the adult industry, Madison Young has come head to head with her greatest challenge and greatest achievement, becoming a mother.
How does one navigate being a Sex Goddess for Hire amongst Soccer Moms and Mini Vans? Madison Young explores this journey as a New Breed of Breeder who embraces the Madonna and the Whore at the same time in her multi-media art exhibit that includes a baby quilt made of a juxtaposing combination of burp clothes & porn star panties, onesies printed with erotic photographs featuring Young, video and photo works melding images 60's iconic mother Jackie Kennedy and iconic slut Marilyn Monroe into a single entity and much more. Come explore the making of a MILF as part of Femina Potens Art Gallery's Spring ArtGasm taking place at Michelle Oconnor Gallery ( 2111 Mission St 4th Floor) April 19th - 30th. Gallery hours noon - 5pm.
Opening with djs and performance art on April 22nd 7 - 10pm. As part of the opening on April 22nd Ms Young will be enacting 30 Actions in 30 Hours to Becoming MILF including serving up Breast Milk Ice Cream in Milkshakes and working up a sweat to Jazzercise while simultaneously directing a Live Porn Scene. These last 30 hours and 30 MILF sculpting actions, before and including the exhibit, will be broadcast live for online viewing at www.MadisonBound.com/live .
Becoming MILF is part of Femina Potens' Spring ArtGasm; a multi-media visual and performative art celebration of fertility, conception,birth, and motherhood; featuring exhibits including Sadie Lune's Biological Clock, Madison Young's Becoming MILF, selected pieces from Womb Nostalgia featuring Rachel Znerold and Amelia D'Entrone's After Birth which runs from April 19th - 30th in the Michelle O’Connor Gallery in San Francisco.
More info on Biological Clock:
Biological Clock is an experimental inquiry into the boundaries and
potential of using art as a cultural catalyst, community as an
intentional imaginative reality editor, and social constructions
around time as an equalizer and integrator of multi-stable identities.
The goal of the artist is to test the borders between choice and
chance, art and life. Sadie will erode the perceived boundary between
embodied sexuality and motherhood. She intends to attempt impregnation
in the way that feels most holy, interesting, loving, appropriate,
community-engaging and self-actualizing to her at this time: in art,
unflinchingly and with pleasure.
Biological clock has been a long-spanning project with multiple
manifestations other than the generative performance to come. In
preparation for motherhood and in service to this project, Sadie has
carefully tracked her reproductive cycle, performed fertility rituals,
posed for a motherhood related photography series, collected
sound-based media, and diligently sought out sperm donors and seminal
collaborators. Sadie has also interviewed people in the U.S. and
Europe as a way of working through the barrage of questions and
interrogations to which she is subjected regarding her means,
intentions, abilities, and motivations when others try to reconcile
her motherhood desires with the fact that she is a queer, single,
sex-working, low-income, artist. She has also commissioned other
artists to alter or produce clocks representing 12 types of time,
which are constituents of her own biological clock. These clocks will
be on view during the entirety of the Birth/Rebirth Show at the
Michelle O’Connor Gallery.
The seminal performance on April 30th will be at least semi-public,
meaning there will be an audience who will be, among other things,
energetic co-conspirators. Using heartfelt intention and planning with
radical temporalities, and with collaboration from others, the ritual
will be created specifically to foster conception and pregnancy on the
potential mother’s own terms.The Availabilist aesthetic will be in
heavy use, as well as aspects and themes of explicit sexuality,
community genesis, avant-garde spirituality, queer-whore-art
amalgamation, diffusion of personal shame, and working through fear.
Most importantly, the performance will be replete with love. Sadie
will be assisted by “Handmade-ins” the group of queers, whores, and
artists who will deliver the genetic material, facilitate the ritual,
and act as holy lovers.