"BREEDER OR SUCKER EP.1/10. CHARLOTTE is applying for a show hoping to win the prize money, so she no longer has to keep borrowing from her sister PHOEBE, but her drinking habits are proving to make situations harder. GUY SHE LIKES is being his distant self. Her nemesis, ART BITCH is conveniently around every corner keeping tabs on whatever art money she can get her hands on. The plot thickens after CHARLOTTE and FRIEND 1 suggest to FRIEND 3 to try anal after the first date."
Breeder or Sucker is a series of semi autobiographic, comedic, feminist episodes, centering around an art school based narrative, following the lives and failures of art school students in Vienna. The scripts satirise situations of privilege and failure within the art scene, whilst unapologetically commenting on female sexuality — humorously criticising "the restrictive and reductive definition of what part is assigned to each person, whether homosexual or heterosexual…breeders or suckers. We dreamed of breaking through these boundaries. We just wanted to be people, detached from gender, or be all genders at once"(Wojnarowicz, 2006)." The viewer watches a group of people who are struggling to secure an education; to be offered exhibitions; and to get laid.
Breeder or Sucker is written about the art world, acted by the art world, presented back, to the art world. Always using humour and satire (and cardboard), the shows witnesses protagonist CHARLOTTE and her consistent "failures," commenting on what failure means, and how failing can actually help you on the road to success. The series sheds light on living abroad, each episode beginning with CHARLOTTE discussing her current situation to her twin sister, PHOEBE, who lives back in London. Gash opens up conversations about stereotypical images of the artist, combining earnestness and irreverence to distinguish the impossibilities of administration and bureaucracy in which art institutions are embedded.