Chicks on Speed

Chicks on Speed Bawag Contemporary performance Vienna 7 May 2009 Chicks on Speed

Chicks on Speed, Bawag Contemporary performance, Vienna, 7 May 2009.

Lying somewhere between performance art, DIY fashion and electroclash music, Chicks on Speed is a multimedia art collective formed in 1997 by Melissa Logan, Kiki Moorse and Alex Murray-Leslie while studying together at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany. Making records, music videos, live performances and fashion statements, Chicks on Speed’s practice is a mash-up of different creative disciplines that resists any type of definition.

Chicks on Speed Tit Prints 2007 shot from the preparation work Chicks on Speed

Chicks on Speed , Tit Prints 2007, shot from the preparation work.

But most importantly, their work utilizes a feminist aesthetic that combined with their performative practice implies a subversive act to established artistic canons. Their punk attitude is translated to their attitude towards the art world, the art market, music and commercial fashion. They are co-creators of the e-shoe, a high heeled shoe guitar that mocks its supposed functionality, and looks pretty cool too. But besides their fashion obsession, they also do performance based work, where in an exhibition setting they combine humor, art historical references and music. Needless to say, these chicks don’t take things to seriously.

Chicks on Speed Dont Art Fashion Music 2010 installation view Dundee Contemporary Arts Photo by Gilmar Ribeiro 1 Chicks on Speed

Chicks on Speed, Dont Art, Fashion, Music 2010, installation view, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Photo by Gilmar Ribeiro.

Chicks on Speed Dont Art Fashion Music 2010 installation view Dundee Contemporary Arts Photo by Gilmar Ribeiro 2 Chicks on Speed

Chicks on Speed, Dont Art, Fashion, Music 2010, installation view, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Photo by Gilmar Ribeiro.

Chicks on Speed The Making of Art performance Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 28 May 2009 Chicks on Speed

Chicks on Speed, The Making of Art performance, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 28 May 2009.

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