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Throbbing Gristle and Hard Place Members Objectify Themselves for LICKER LICENSE

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Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 11:27 AM

click to enlarge STILL FROM SWEET BALLS BY HAZEL HILL MCCARTHY III
  • still from Sweet Balls by Hazel Hill McCarthy III

LA's Hazel Hill McCarthy III outdoes herself (and her gender) with LICKER LICENSE, a touring one-night event of all-female video and performance featuring Kristy Fenton (Modern Witch), Actually Huizenga (Hard Place, Wet Look, et al), Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic T.V.), and many more well-endowed and world-renowned women--all happening at Show Cave tomorrow night!

click to enlarge STILL FROM MEANINGLESS BY KATHLEEN DANIEL
  • still from Meaningless by Kathleen Daniel

LICKER LICENSE has already shown in Amsterdam, Mexico City and more, where it began with a 30-minute video presentation featuring body builder boobs, penis shaped clouds, Tracy Ullman, Tom Cruise, home made porn, and footage from Genesis Breyer P-Orridge's breast implant surgery. Per Mrs. Hill McCarthy III's notoriously brilliant curatorial agenda, the collection is as cognitive and compelling as it is cocky. "Sensually grotesque," she says, as well as self aware, vulnerable, sexy and occasionally shocking.

click to enlarge STILL FROM SOFT ROCK BY ACTUALLY HUIZENGA
  • still from Soft Rock by Actually Huizenga

In London, LICKER LICENSE included the Amsterdam-based multi-talented Modern Witch, a.k.a. Kristy Fenton. She's one of our favorite females currently workin' it. Always an intriguing exercise in multi-media musical performance, Modern Witch combines tantalizing beats and backing tracks, strange and spectacular video projection, and nonchalantly sublime vocals, all surrendered to the audience through a face full of hair and a body swaying and spinning as if it is all alone. Entrancing and inspiring, Modern Witch provokes conversations between minds as well as bodies, invigorating imaginations while eliciting both lust and elation.

Video for Modern Witch "Can't Live In A Living Room"

Kristy Fenton's refreshingly saucy sensibilities epitomize the LICKER LICENSE position: confident and complicated, occasionally tongue-in-cheek and always audacious.

click to enlarge KRISTY FENTON OF MODERN WITCH BY YANNICK VAL GESTO
  • Kristy Fenton of Modern Witch by Yannick Val Gesto

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