I’ll be performing under my rare solo moniker, Brilligh, in what is turning out to be a good ol’ fashioned femmed-out noise-fest. Viva la Vulva!! Viva Le Cunt Cabal!!
Bloody Wednesday is a night to invoke the symbolic, etheric, and physical manifestations of menstruation and the process and pain involved with shedding projected futures, past identities, and unknowable potentials. Highlighting performers who express work that contains abstract wisdom, chaotic form, and other non-linear qualities that patriarchal society has long associated with Feminine evils, on each new moon which falls on a wednesday we climb back into the womb and release our collective fear of the dark.
OKA Amnesia (Chi)
Ray Sherman & CTO
White Boy Scream (LA)
MAN (Monika Khot, Amelia Love Clearheart and Natasha El-Sergany)
The event’s curator speaks on its metaphysical, astrological implications.
Bløødy Wednesday is a dark, experimental multimedia series featuring heavy local musicians, visual artists, and installations. Curated by OKA Amnesia, the event occurs only on each new moon falling on a Wednesday. OKA Amnesia is themselves a multigenre artist—a member of influential noise three-piece Stalebirth and a solo performer under the name OKA Amnesia. We asked OKA Amnesia a few questions about the next iteration of their sanguine series:
SW: OK, so why “Bloody Wednesday”?
OKA Amnesia: I was booking the first show [in April], so I typed the date into Google, and the first thing that popped up was this conspiracy theory named “Bloody Wednesday” about the stock market crashing and burning on that day. I started thinking about that cataclysm-and-rebirth cycle, and once I had that name it was obvious where I wanted to go with it. I was seeing period-blood art, I was on my period, the show was on a new moon, many of the performers were on their cycles, and I thought, “OK, this is about creating a space for feminine energy, focusing on acts that have that dark, channeling drive to what they do.”
How did this go from a one-time event to a series?
Honestly, a big push for me to do a second show and make it a series was the opportunity to collaborate with Monika Khot and Natasha El-Sergany. I really look up to both women as artists and musicians. Women of color in the noise scene?! How powerful is that? They’re both mega-super-powered babes. I want to draw attention to that.
Progressively, you have a man playing on this bill.
I have two! I have a queer man who is gender-fluid [new local Esa Hakkarainen] opening the show and Marcus Price closing the show. I wanted the masculine to contain the feminine. I wanted the men on the outside, breaking open space and then sealing it off when we are done.
A lot of the terminology you use is metaphysically influenced; is that an important element for you?
With everything that I do, I take into account the astrological aspects on the night of an event, the numerology of dates and locations, and where my intention is for the overall spirit of the event. There are a lot of like-minded musicians who care about these elements, and I feel like honoring these special details is part of what makes these shows important. The next show in the series is the next Wednesday with a new moon, coincidentally 11/11 [November 11]. I want to emphasize that while most artists in this series are female-identifying, this series is not just celebrating women so much as it’s about the feminine energy in all of us. I really feel like that’s what we need to embrace if we are going to incorporate into our lives [the reality] that feminine is not evil, that feminine is not weak.
Bløødy Wednesday With Vox Vespertinus, KO Solo (Kate Olson), Bloom Offering, and more. LoFi Performance Gallery, 429 Eastlake Ave. E., 254-2824, thelofi.net. $7. 21 and up. 8 p.m. Wed., July 15, 2015.
Originally published at Seattle Weekly
I’ll be performing along with a load of other cool musicians and poets at the upcoming Da’Daedel, at Teatro de la Psychomachia.