Check out artist Amy Raasch’s kitschy cool… subversively awesome… web installation!…
8pm. A Tuesday evening.
Cynthia and Penelope Kitten are
dancing lurching and singing along into hair brushes. Loudly. And badly.
They are wearing side ponytails, Day-Glo pajamas, and Revlon’s “Pink In the Afternoon” lipstick.
Cynthia (screeching): Wake me up before you –
penelope kitten (squeaking): go go.
Cynthia and penelope kitten: yeah yeah YEAH!
Cynthia: Take it away, PKitty!
Penelope Kitten does her best George Michael move.
penelope kitten: jitterbug… (she freezes for 3 beats)… jitterbug…
Marcy is mad.
Marcy: That’s it.
She leaps onto the record player so that it crashes to the ground and the music comes to a halt.
Marcy: While you two are frittering away your lives singing into hairbrushes and pretending to be back up singers for a band that wasn’t cool even in 1984, other people are creating amazing kitschy subversive art installations on the web.
Marcy hits “play” on Amy Raasch’s web installation, Kitty Decides.
Cynthia (gaping): OMG (oh my gato)! Wowza Meowza! That was so cool!
penelope kitten (squeaking): superdupercool.
They watch the Kitty Decides video again.
Cynthia: Even the description introducing the video is cool.
“An egg-shaped trailer painted bubblegum pink stands alone in a desert, framed by rocks jutting dramatically skyward. From inside, a woman in a skintight catsuit emerges and begins to dance to a percolating electronic beat punctuated by purrs and meows.”
Cynthia (gushing): And Amy Raasch did this to benefit animal rescue!
Cynthia (suddenly yelling): I want to be a Kitty Decides video vixen!
penelope kitten (squeaking): me too.
Marcy: Wait in line, girls. I’ve already got my people talking to her people. I really think she’ll let me be her kitty.
Cynthia: Ah… but we’ll miss you!
Marcy: Well… as Amy Raasch says – You do not get to decide. Kitty decides.
Cynthia and Marcy and Penelope Kitten: Kitty Decides!
Cynthia and Penelope Kitten practice their Kitty Decides dance steps while Marcy waits by the phone for Amy’s call.
*Check out Amy Raasch’s Kitty Decides website here.
You’ll find lots more info on Amy and her Kitty Decides project as well as her gorgeously moody animated short film called Cat Bird Coyote.
(More Than A Cone is a a fabulous art/fundraising event held every year to benefit animal rescue and raise awareness about pet adoptions, wellness, and recovery. Check out our last year’s posts on their amazing art and cone fashion here and here.)