Xeni Jardin at 2:25 pm Sun, Feb 24, 2013
Banana Skirt: just look at it.
Josephine Baker? Nutella? “Just look at it.”? The WTF is strong in this one!
That pic reminds me of Carmen Miranda singing The Lady in the Tutti Frutti hat from the Busby Berkeley flick The Gangs All Here. A must see film with practically no plot to get in the way of mondo bizarro song and dance numbers. Not only does Carmen wear that HAT (there’s an I Love Lucy take-off on it), but just LOOK at those 6 foot bananas being waved around!
Josephine Baker looked a lot batter in the Banana Skirt; and got a Legion d’ Honour for her work for the Resistance during WW2. Pretty damn classy.
Yeah, a red leotard, what was that dude thinking?
“We believe in nothing”
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Also, the film version of Tommy.
Damn, now I want Nutella.
I know! I know! It’s “man’s inhumanity to man”, right?
inuteallami to nutellaawsit not gonna work pun
“The Death Of All The Dinosaurs?”
Okay, I think I get most of it. I’m not confused by the smearing of Nutella, the banana skirt, eating of the banana skirt, the singing, or the flag waving. But what is up with the giant red pointy hat? Does it have something to do with the gimp-fascist duality?
My first impression at the 1:45 mark (I hadn’t noticed/remembered the tile of the piece) was “Hunh! The man is lying face down in front to the ‘altar’ – just like when Catholic priests are ordained…”
The title of the piece is Nutellapriesterin. You might want to revise what you got from it.
/one whole jar just for his head. How many jars for all of her?
Oh, now THERE’S a band-name…
The music -”La Saeta” http://youtu.be/J_7sCnZrQ5Q played as a traditional march- and the pointy hat of a “Nazareno” are references to spanish Holy Week, maybe viewed as some extreme catholic ceremonial.
This celebration is an easy prey for fun and sarcasm. My favorite is http://youtu.be/7flvpfnpBfk
Accompanied by a good old Sevillian Holy Week Brass Band marching song and a weird “capirote” guy.
That´s some awesome religion I would like to adhere.
>That´s some awesome religion I would like to adhere.
I think with that amount of Nutella, the religion would adhere to you.
I prefer to experience it with no context whatsoever.
… a sound approach to Nutella.
Too late for me.
Everyone is so worried about HFCS, but I stay awake thinking about Palm Oil and this hasn’t helped me much. http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/
Given the obvious Josephine Baker riffing, does this qualify as performing in blackface and should I be outraged?
Questions I had also. “White(?) person covering themselves in chocolate and dressing as an early-20th-century black celebrity who was active in the Civil Rights movement” definitely has SOME kind of racial overtones going on, I just can’t quite parse the intent.
Especially with the second person’s hood evoking the KKK, it does seem likely to be making some sort of race-related point. But like you I have no idea what that might be.
Did you know Nutella comes from Europe? Hitler came from Europe. The implications are making me quite uncomfortable.
Yeah, but Hitler only had one nut.
Goering had two, but very small.
Godwin’s law… every f***king time…
Himmler, had something simmler…
The red hood is similar to the Spanish religious costumes. They come in purple also.
The “pledge of allegiance” scene combined with obvious allusions to an early-20th-century African-American celebrity makes me suspect that wasn’t an allusion to Spanish religious culture. Then again, Nutella (like Josephine Baker) is better-known in Europe than the U.S., so who the heck knows.
Let me just throw this curve ball into the discussion.
Curve ball? Sir you lost your mitt.
i think this might be a clip from the ‘making of’ -
‘Sun tan mom’ from Nutley, New Jersey?
I don’t think that there’s any “sun” involved.
I thought you were trying to draw our attention to her town of ‘Nutley’.
Nutella IS context.
At least they’re not using Vegamite.
That would be obscene!
Spinning LEDs = modern sparklers?
and still? nutella rules! :) :P
It’s good for your skin isn’t it? I should try that sometime.
Did these two performers from the local fetish club confuse the venue of their act and ended up at a school gym? Also, is that a portrait of Steve Forrest in the “altar”? I have so many questions that I am sort of unsettled now…
It’s the opening ceremony for an art show.
This is the kind of stuff that makes Republicans want to defund the NEA
And yet, they’re quite happy to fap to this when someone points it out to them.
What’s the big deal? It’s just two people who love each other very, very much.
I’m just glad they share what looks like a Very intense passion for Nutella and bananas!
I know exactly what this performance represents: A chance meeting on a dissecting table of a sewing machine and an umbrella.
Some things in life need no context. This is one of them. It’s perfect as is.
So true. Regular expression can jade one so. There’s lots to be said for a context free drama.
Some people, when confronted with a problem, think “I know, I’ll use performance art.” Now they have two problems.
I, for one, welcome our new nutellaceous overlords.
Would definitely give some credence to Pistorius’s defense.
I bet it was easier to get the lid of the jar in rehearsal.
Performance art PROTIP: Don’t try to open things up infront of a crowd, you just screw up.
She came close to not being able to remove the top, which would have made the whole thing a joke. Oh, wait…
Needs more raw meat
Where can you get jars of Nutella in that size?!! I Need to Know!
It’s sort of like a sweeter, more operatic version of Carrie.
Was that Bjork and Beck?
I’ll wait for the Vivid version.
same genre, the classic butterdance:
Totally stolen from
As if anyone cares after this Nutella smear campaign: the German song is “Ruhe, meine Seele!” by Richard Strauss (lyrics Karl Henckell) from Vier letzte Lieder (1948). But perhaps that’s too much context for some.
And Richard Strauss is of course better known for “Also Sprach Zarathustra” from 2001: A Space Odyssey. (In case anyone thought he might be the guy from the waltzes.)
not so easy to open the jar when your hands are covered in nutella is it?
Seriously though, anyone got an idea where this is from? She finishes by saying ‘das Fest der Kunst ist eröffnet’, referencing some art festival in German.
Possibly this? http://www.kinoderkunst.de/homepage/about.php?lang=en
I thought I’d found something until I discovered that Fest der Kunst means, like you say, “Art Festival”. So it could be anywhere, I guess.
All that ritual makes pastafarianism seem quakerish by comparison.
“Get your paws off my meatballs, you filthy ape!”
She has a handful of other videos, most in a similar vein. I am guessing she now has an art degree from her college – and a job at Edeka, where her suggestions for product displays go strangely unimplemented…
Now we see the violence inherent in the system.
My takeaway here is that when you’re already covered in Nutella, it’s hard to open another jar of Nutella. I’m certain there’s an important concept relating to moderation and the dangers of over-indulgence there, but it’s juuust eluding me.
Yoko Ono inspired :)
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