"Nutellapriesterin," uploaded to YouTube by "CarryFlag." I don't know anything about the performance art this documents, but I prefer to experience it with no context whatsoever. (Thanks, I think, Meredith Yayanos)


    1.  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!

      1. 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.

  1. Wet and messy fetish (WAM), sometimes known as sploshing, is a form of sexual fetishism whereby a person becomes aroused when substances are deliberately and generously applied to the naked skin, predominantly the face, or to the clothes people are wearing.[1] Several websites are dedicated to WAM fandom Messy substances can include whipped cream, mud, shaving foam, custard, baked beans, ketchup, ice cream, pudding, chocolate sauce, peanut butter, Japanese-style lotion, paint, oil or gunge/slime, cake batter etc. A subject will often be pelted with cream pies, slimed or sit on cakes. Wet substances are mainly water but can also include other liquids such as fruit juice, milk or alcohol (usually beer). …

  2. 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?

    1. 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?

    2. The music -“La Saeta” 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

    1. >That´s some awesome religion I would like to adhere.

      I think with that amount of Nutella, the religion would adhere to you.

  3. Given the obvious Josephine Baker riffing, does this qualify as performing in blackface and should I be outraged?

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

          1. 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.

  4. 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…

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  5. 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.

    1. 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.)

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

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