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EP.2: BABIES

"BREEDER OR SUCKER EP.2/10. CHARLOTTE is worried about getting old, and her going out habits aren't helping. A trip to the doctor and gynaecologist, leads to realising her recent sexual history, which turns to panic. FRIEND 1 hasn't heard back from GUY FRIEND 1 LIKES since she sent him a photo of her vagina."

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.

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