Young MC-Bust a Move: The 1st Song I Hear in My Head after Reading My Last Blog Post


During my last semester as a BFA undergraduate in sculpture at Kansas City Art Institute I supported myself  by go-go dancing at a dive bar/strip joint called Gus Goldmine in downtown KC. All of the dancers performed  to songs on the jukebox  and Bust a Move by Young MC was one of my favorites. I had my senior thesis show/art school graduation at the go-go bar. It was a performance and photo installation. I danced, all of my co-workers danced, and the art kids and regular customers gave all of us girls tips. It was lots of fun but very un-pc. I was protesting the patriarchy but the feminists did not understand and my white male sculpture teachers were even more clueless and did not attend. I will look for pics in my slide archives and post as soon as I can find and scan them. Of course there is lots more to say about my midwest experience. Stay tuned for more. gus goldmine 1333 Main kansas city Missouri KCMO

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Yum-Yum Donuts and Winchell’s Donut House are One and the Same

I rarely eat donuts anymore but I love them!  My studio is near a Yum-Yum Donuts and if you follow me on Instagram you will  often see Yum-Yum donuts  listed as my location.

In 1990, when I was completing my undergraduate degree in sculpture at Kansas City Art Institute I wrote a poem about Winchell’s Donut House. At the time I liked to work in the studio all night and would hang out at a local Winchell’s Donut House for fuel and inspiration. I was on a macrobiotic diet and rarely drank alcohol and did not smoke weed,  so caffeine and sugar were my drugs of choice. And cigarettes of course! Back in the day you could smoke cigarettes everywhere!

Smoking with the Homeless @ Winchells
I’ll give you a stern lecture
About making a Lord -n-Savior
Out of a baby
This is an Arabic nation
Christ found the Holy Grail
Married Mary Magdaline
He’s still alive in Tampa, FLA.
The Shriner Capital of the USA
All that Dust
When you make a baby Lord Savior
You lose in the end
When you change the Sabbath
From Saturday to Sunday
You lose in the end
I talk to the Squirrels
I’m gonna get me a big bag of peanuts
And I’m gonna feed the Squirrels
As many peanuts as I can get my hands on
When I get back home
I’m gonna get me
A big NO SMOKING sign
For my house
It will be a
House of Christ

©margie schnibbe 1990

Bonus Material:
We did not have Winchell’s where I grew up – we had Duncan Donuts. And the  Duncan Donuts in Hartsdale, NY. where I had spent many marijuana-infused nights as a teenager is still open. I remembered that it was near the pet cemetery and that’s still there too. Sounds like a day trip the next time I’m back home visiting my mother!

From Wikipedia: In 2005, it (Winchell’s) withdrew from the Kansas City area, and most locations became Krispy Kreme.

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Kansas City Shrine (Front Room), Mixed-Media, Dimensions Variable. 1991

 

Indecent Exposure Now Online (Yay!)

Thanks to requests from friends  who were unable to attend my xxx video retrospective at Human Resources, I have put the program online. The Indecent Exposure program guide now contains links to all of the streaming videos. I would like to exhibit this ninety-nine minute video program in NYC  in a gallery or not-for-profit space. If anyone has any leads or recommendations please email me.
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video still: Mistess Samantha Diet Doctor (1994)

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video still: I Had Sex with a Gigolo on Reality TV (2015)

View more about the Indecent Exposure exhibition here 

Art Making Art Moving Art Storage

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These  works (2007-2012)  have appeared in my videos, in interviews online and in print, and at an open studio I hosted.  During these years I exhibited and sold other works through galleries, but not these particular pieces. One artist friend told me “Put this work away and start over” and eventually that is what I did. All the work was moved in September 2014 and now everything is here with me at the studio and in my shipping container. One day I hope to find a good home for all of this work!

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