Flora Bradwell, Bella Lordwarf
Royal Trash [link]
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London
Saturday April 29th, 2017
London’s non-profit organization exploring feminist and queer art practices, CUNTemporary’s latest event Royal Trash featured drama queens, trans-coronations and the de-throning of the white male. A highlight was Bradwell’s outrageous video featuring her alter-ego Bella. Utilizing the trope of a Kenny G music video interspersed with a power girl rap video, the artist embraces absurdity and spectacle, as the character proudly sings about the power of the penis. Featuring animated flying peni, an enormous fabric strap-on that required a leash for corralling, hilariously acerbic lyrics, and exaggerated dance moves, Bradwell creates a biting satire about the noble male member. Ryan Trecartin seems tame by comparison.
~ Colette Copeland
credit photos to Flora Bradwell, Bella Lordwarf: I Have a Penis, video stills, 2016
Flora Bradwell, Bella Lordwarf: I Have A Penis, video, 2016