The cupcake is malevolent.
January 2, 2016 4:36 PM   Subscribe

"Being a fascist collaborator has never tasted so sweet.": Performance artist Penny Arcade on cupcakes and New York City at the Poetry Project's 2016 New Year's Day marathon benefit reading.
posted by frumiousb (10 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
“I beckon the cupcake, the huge capitalist clit”
— Jenny Hval, “Kingsize
posted by acb at 4:47 PM on January 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


Nice, day glo excellence.
posted by Oyéah at 4:59 PM on January 2, 2016


Man, I totally thought you meant this Penny Arcade and I was deeply confused!
posted by Frayed Knot at 5:33 PM on January 2, 2016 [13 favorites]


Mmmmm, the US gourmet cupcake market already crashed by early 2013.

But fair dues, at least this wasn't, as I initially feared, a revival of "Cupcake Fascism", a lead candidate for the most moronic political/philosophical coinage of 2013/14.
posted by Bwithh at 5:59 PM on January 2, 2016


What's going on with the video? It looks like she is warping the space around her. Is that an artifact of software stabilization?
posted by sutt at 7:49 PM on January 2, 2016


I don't really want to watch a five minute video about cupcakes, but I am somewhat curious as to what this is about. Anyone care to describe it in writing?
posted by Juffo-Wup at 8:31 PM on January 2, 2016


I'm not sure how to start, honestly. But it is only a little bit about cupcakes. Poetry/performance art about gentrification and nostalgia?
posted by frumiousb at 8:46 PM on January 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Great speech. I thought her pink hair really added to the impact of the performance. You might say, it was the icing on top.
posted by foobaz at 11:11 PM on January 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm not sure how to start, honestly. But it is only a little bit about cupcakes. Poetry/performance art about gentrification and nostalgia

And New York!

I was there yesterday though missed this. It really is the best way to start the year. Such warmth and power in that church.
posted by wemayfreeze at 11:28 PM on January 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm really jealous, wemayfreeze. It seems like it was a wonderful event.
posted by frumiousb at 1:05 AM on January 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


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