Callista in a Fur Coat
A performance of slavish devotion, celebrating difference, Broadway, and reinvention.
A collaboration between Katelena Hernandez Cowles and Brandon Adams in association with the exhibition
I, Daughter of Kong: "Primum Movens,"
organized by Alyssa Taylor Wendt and IDOKCFR
WHERE: Co-Lab Projects, @ Project Space, 613 Allen St, Austin, Texas 78702
On view during events and by appointment only
WHEN: Reception and Performances: Saturday, October 25th, 7-11PM
(Performances start at 9pm)
Closing Reception/Halloween Party: November 1st, 7-11PM
ABOUT I, DAUGHTER OF KONG:
It has been brought to our attention that since the 1970 discovery of the film fragment showing the half-blonde woman, half-ape creature we call I, Daughter of Kong, a number of cults, religious sects and fringe groups have appeared, around the figure of Her. Primum Movens or “unmoved mover” is the term Aristotle used to describe a being perfectly beautiful, indivisible, and contemplating only the perfect contemplation: itself contemplating. IDOKCFR found this to be a common departure point for these disparate groups: I, Daughter of Kong as first or final cause, literally or figuratively the next Messiah, a thought-poem from the collective unconscious, a cosmology mapping gravitational forces and light—a central sphere around which all celestial bodies revolve. IDOKCFR found willing disciples, former-practitioners & citizen scientists to assist with the collection of information about these groups and their practices. This exhibit features the results of these efforts.
The I, Daughter Of Kong Center For Research (IDOKCFR) was founded in Rio Vista, California in 1978. At IDOKCFR we are devoted to active education and research pertaining to the existence and life of I, Daughter Of Kong. IDOKCFR has informed the public through traveling exhibits and screenings around the globe including Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb, Croatia; ACRE_TV live stream, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL; Recitation Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; Pixilerations [v.9], New Media Fringe Festival @ First Works & Brown University, Providence, RI; Big Muddy Film Festival 34, Carbondale, IL; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA; Inquiry Toward the Practice of Secular Magic, Co-presented by Los Angeles Filmforum and the Disembodied Theater Corporation, Los Angeles, CA; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY and The Lab, San Francisco, CA.
Contributors: Lara Allen, Skye Ashbrook, Marian Barber, Jeffrey Beebe, Emily Cayton, Wendy Farina, Colette Gaiter, Sarah Glanville, Wayne Grim, William Heath (Billy Beasty), Katelena Hernandez, Amy Hicks, Steve Jones, Alexis Karl, Kurt Keppler, Abigail King, Kristin Lucas, Colin McIntyre, Cynthia Mitchell, Moira Murdock, Kelly O’Connor, Robyn O’Neill, Jamie Panzer, Sandi Petrie, Marijana Riminic, Jovi Schnell, Phoebe Tooke, Anjali Sundaram, Alyssa Taylor Wendt, Jade Walker, Bruce Lee Webb, Caroline Wright