The Devil Wears Second Front – A border town Prada sweatshop meltdown, complete with golden calf and flame-dancing. Presented live on the Odyssey Simulators and streamed live to the Lone Star Performance Explosion, Diverseworks, Houston. March 8, 2012.
Second Front was invited to create a piece for the Lone Star Performance Explosion at Diverseworks in Houston. Fau Ferdinand built a huge Prada showroom with oversize shoes and feet with a giant golden calf on the top. We came as socialites, exotic dancers and suffragettes. At first, we prayed to the calf, then went to work in the sweatshop, and then returned to the calf. HOWEVER, since a car was on fire at the Festival in Houston, we decided to add something for our Houston friends. We took a ’59 Cadillac, put it on top of the calf, got in, set it on fire, and drove it off a cliff into the ocean and stayed there, ablaze.
The following machinima by Patrick Lichty documents the performance from his virtual perspective, with live ambient sound streaming from Diverseworks in Houston.