Mission Statement

The Push Pops are a radical, transnational queer feminist art collective. Geared toward engendering ‘Embodied Feminism,’ Go! Push Pops employs the female body – that which is bound to a cross-cultural language of desire, signification and power – in tactical, ideological strategy. Go! Push Pops utilize gesture, exclamation and popular idiom to embody a new age discursive physicality interfacing with the ancient archetypal realm. Neo-Dada, Fluxist and Feminist, their performance work posits the body as a danger to the operation of reason and patriarchal economy of lack. A wild leap, an elusive slogan, a paroxysm of the flesh – The Push Pops reinscribe the body through participatory ritual, spontaneous performance and interactive multi-media installation.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011



Katie Cercone's (aka Diamond of the Push Pops) video sculpture QUEEN CANDY BILE will be shown in Amy Smith-Stewart's CAMPAIGN Exhibition with several of the Push Pop's artist idols big ballers/big hitters Kate Gilmore, Shana Moulton, K8 Hardy, Mika Rottenberg, Laurel Nakadate, Nida Abidi and many others!!!

Opening Thurs. Jan 12th 6-8pm at C24 Gallery 514 West 24th St. in Chelsea.

The Push Pops are pleased to announce we will perform a 'Bulimic Flow' yoga hip hop fusion feat. TLC's crazysexycool as a looped mantra during the opening!

Push Pops go on @ 6:30pm!!!

C24 Gallery

Amy Smith-Stewart


Monday, December 12, 2011

WELCOME TO CHECK OUT RAINBAGLADYBOW!!

OUR LAST PERFORMANCE NEW VIDEO READY TO CHECK OUT ONLINE!!


Rainbagladybow, a performance pilgrimage from the East River to the Hudson for Art in Odd Places 2011: RITUAL, was a three-tiered woman chorus exploring the necessity of magic, whimsy and ritual under the word salad banners of the trash adorned urban spiritual elite. Carrying East River Holy Water the Push Pops dumped ceremoniously in the Hudson, Rainbagladybow traveled along Manhattan's 14th st., a bustling place of commerce burying a historical canal once a rich source of natural resources. Navigating glitter trash and the porous boundaries of the commercial and chaste, secular and religious, Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Dunkin' Donuts and their ilk; the Push Pops dawned ribbons, coconut water bottles and otherwise odd baubles like precious totems as they humped bushes, worshipped fruit stands and horrified onlookers with their shrill yelps and violent gyrations. Part streetside shrine, gypsy caravan and consumer spectacle...Rainbagladybow stakes a proud claim in the power of ethereal sludge.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


DON'T MISS OUR LAST PERFORMANCE OF 2011......APOCADOODLELYPSE

Go!Push Pops in collaboration with Irvin Morazan

Ritual Aesthetics @ TOMPKINS PROJECTS

Friday, December 9, 8pm @ 127 Tompkins Avenue, Brooklyn


more info:

Ritual Aesthetics

Michael B├╝hler-Rose
Vincent Como
Chris Gentile
Tamara Gonzales
Irvin Morazan

Curated by
Progress Report

December 10 - January 14
Opening Reception: Friday, December 9, 6-10pm
* Irvin Morazan performance with the Go! Push Pops in Apocadoodlelypse - 8pm


TOMPKINS PROJECTS
127 Tompkins Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Hours: Fri-Sat, 1-6pm & by appointment
www.tompkinsprojects.com


Progress Report
www.progress-report.org

Sunday, November 27, 2011

FINALLY THE PP FINISHED EDITING HIPSTER SPEED DATING VIDEO!!!

CHECK IT OUT!!




Hipster Speed Dating, a multimedia interactive public sculpture, took place July 16th, 2011 at Local Project in Long Island City. Revamping an old mating classic with a darkly twist, the Push Pops Hipster Speed Dating occurred as a spontaneous d.i.y. reality television show hosted in the Local Project gallery space and broadcast on the street via projector live. A subversive feast for the senses and provocative social experiment, the Push Pops took a no holds barred approach to match making as this loosely organized performative spectacle deteriorated into vacillating waves of seduction, intrigue, debauchery and farce. Check out the video below to view selected scenes of the show.

THANKS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS!!!

Special THANKS!! to local project

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

NYC ♥ NYC: Push Pops "Rainbagladybow" for Art in Odd Places F...

NYC ♥ NYC: Push Pops "Rainbagladybow" for Art in Odd Places F...: R ainbagladybow, is a performance pilgrimage from the East River to the Hudson for Art in Odd Places Festival 2011: RITUAL. These images we...


Monday, October 17, 2011


START FUNDRAISING NOW!!
A PROJECT FOR SUMMER 2012

Please join the Push Pop in our fundraising effort for the Oral History of Ice Cream. Our largest project to date, The Push Pop Collective’s 'Oral History of Ice Cream’ is a mobile, interdisciplinary performative work. Driving across the United States in a customized ice cream truck the Push Pops will provide free ice cream to residents of New Orleans, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle as they collect an audio archive of American ice cream stories during the summer of 2012. The trip will culminate in a workshop at Reel Grrls Seattle, a non-profit for empowering young women through media production.


We are proud to announce that our recent fiscal sponsorship by the New York Foundation for the Arts makes your donation to the project fully tax deductible.


Help make The Push Pop’s Oral History of Ice Cream a utopian reality by donating online through our Artspire profile with NYFA.


For more details about the project and how to contribute today, checkout:

Oral History of Ice Cream on ARTSPIRE

We are also accepting donations through Indiegogo, check out the additional link below Thanks!

Indiegogo.com/Go-Push-Pops

CHECK OUT VIDEO TRAILER:

ORAL HISTORY OF ICE CREAM TEST RUN IN BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN


Wednesday, September 28, 2011



Rainbagladybow, a performance pilgrimage from the East River to the Hudson for Art in Odd Places 2011: RITUAL, is a three-tiered woman chorus exploring the necessity of magic, whimsy and ritual under the word salad banners of the trash adorned urban spiritual elite. Carrying East River Holy Water they will dump ceremoniously in the Hudson, The Push Pops will travel along Manhattan’s 14th st. a bustling place of commerce burying a historical canal once a rich source of natural resources. Navigating glitter trash and the porous boundaries of the commercial and chaste, secular and religious, the intelligible an unintelligible, the Push Pops dawn ribbons, coconut water bottles and otherwise odd baubles like precious totems. Part streetside shrine, gypsy caravan and consumer spectacle…Rainbagladybow stakes a proud claim in the power of ethereal sludge.


SATURDAY OCTOBER 8TH

11AM TO 3PM FROM THE HUDSON TO THE EAST RIVER


ALONG 14ST, MANHATTAN

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Push Pops are pleased to share online our two most recent performative video sculptures ’Block Watching’ and 'Imaginary Picnic'

Check them out!!





Tuesday, July 12, 2011



The Push Pops, an all female artist collective host…


Hipster Speed Dating!


Put your fancy shoes on and cross the bridge as you join the Push Pops at Local Project near PS1 in Long Island City on Saturday July 16th, 2011. Recruiting hipsters of all shapes and sexual orientations to LIC's most radical underground gallery, the Pops revamp an old mating classic with a darkly twist. A d.i.y. Reality Television show broadcast outside the LP space in real time, Hipster Speed Dating is a subversive feast for the senses and provocative social experiment you won't want to write home about.


Details


Saturday July 16th, 6-10pm at Local Project


6:15-7pm Contestant Orientation*

All Hipster Speed Dating Contestants must arrive no later than 7:00pm


7-8pm Hipster Speed Dating! Broadcast LIVE outside Local Project


8:30pm After Party featuring all girl rapper trio ZEBRA BABY!!! Yo Wut up.


Please R.S.V.P. gopushpops@gmail.com to confirm your registration as a speed dating contestant, hurry space is limited!


Local Project

45-10 Davis Street

Long Island City, NY 11101



http://www.localproject.org/


http://www.myspace.com/zebrababys



Monday, June 27, 2011



Cold Womb featuring recent work by the Push Pop Collective will open at Local Project this Saturday July 2 at 7pm. In this unique exhibition, the Push Pops will exhibit for the very first time footage from their two most recent performative sculptures ’Block Watching’ and ’Imaginary Picnic’ as a 5-channel installation alongside physical relics and video documentation of selected past works. Free limited edition posters of all past projects will be available at the opening on a first come first serve basis. And don’t miss the secret interactive community event hosted by the Push Pops on July 16th (more details to come soon)!

Situated adjacent to the PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Cold Womb’s opening party corresponds with PS1’s very first Warm-Up of the season. Shake it off and jerk it cuz we got drinks, fierce ladies, and a DJ all day long!

Cold Womb

July 2-16, 2011

Open: Thursday to Sunday 4-8pm


Opening Party Sat. July 2, 7pm


Community Secret Event Sat. July 16, 7pm

at Local Project

45-10 Davis St.

Long Island City, Queens


www.localproject.org/




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Monday, June 20, 2011











Imaginary Picnic was the Push Pop’s second official performative installation for the Figment Festival on Governor's Island. A Victorian themed outdoor tea party with liberal helpings of drama, magic and Dyonisian madness, Imaginary Picnic was a participatory emotional outward bound nestled under a big friendly tree. Surrounded by cardboard ice cream cones and odd shaped floating surrealist matter, Mistresses Minty, Pinky and Frosty read victoriously from artist manifestos of the early twentieth century to present including those of Dada, Surrealism, Neoism and Valerie Solanas’ S.C.U.M. among others. Knowledge is fuel and imagination is contagious suggests this cathartic spectacle in which The Pops guided visitors to reset their pleasure index and indulge in intellectual delicacies. A tree, a candy-coated rocking horse and three sassy tree-climbing orators helped wayward island goers plunge into our collective creative history and let their personality armor melt away.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


TODAY LAST DAY!!!


SUNDAY JUNE 12

12 TO 5 PM


GO! PUSH POPS: IMAGINARY PICNIC


Come reset your pleasure index at Imaginary Picnic, the Push Pops' second official performative installation on Governor's Island. A Victorian themed outdoor tea time with liberal helpings of drama, magic and Dyonisian madness in a participatory emotional 'outward bound' nestled under a big friendly tree. Food is love and imagination is contagious suggests this cathartic spectacle in which Mistresses Minty, Pinky and Frosty guide visitors to indulge in invisible delicacies and let their personality armor melt away.




FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For one weekend each summer, it transforms Governors Island into a large-scale collaborative artwork – and then it’s gone.


Governors Island, NYC… a free, short ferry-ride from lower Manhattan and Brooklyn!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


The Push Pops open the summer season 2011 with BLOCK WATCHING!!!!!
at BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS 2011

Please join The Push Pops for their remix of Luis Gispert's Block Watching (2002) this time with more girls, more bling and a jewelry liquidation sale at half time! in "Meet Me at the Market" for Bushwick Open Studios: Sunday June 5th, 2:00 pm at

110 Moore St, Brooklyn.


about BLOCK WATCHING (2002)

Gispert’s cheerleader series of lush, color photographs depicting cheerleaders accessorized with the hip hop gold chains and jewelry, first brought him to the art world’s attention. Although this series was perceived as a reference to popular culture and cultural identity, Gispert approached the subject from the perspective of Baroque religious paintings depicting levitating saints at moments of epiphany and the conventions of sports photography, which established the iconic image of the sports hero in mid air. The cheerleader photographs were achieved with cinematic techniques and methods to produce special effects, most notably the green-screen. Gispert used a long exposure to photograph his models suspended on wires in a chroma-key green room. In movies, actors play against the green background, which is typically superimposed onto another backdrop to complete the illusion. However, Gispert retained the green field to reveal the artifice.


full press release is below with all the info about the event and location:


"Meet Me at the Market" for Bushwick Open Studios June 4th and 5th 2011


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The Moore Street market is located on 110 Moore Street in East Williamsburg

http://moorestreetretailmarket.com/


Part of Bushwick’s Open Studio Weekend - June 3rd, 4th and 5th 2011


Morning Coffee Opening, compliments of Bushwick’s own FARMCART, Saturday, June 4th 10:00 am – 11:00 am - Get a coffee and a map, and tour the historic market.


Using the Moore Street Market as muse, 7 artists-Liz Atzberger, Sharon Butler, Brece Honeycutt, Lars Kremer, Austin Thomas, Julie Torres and Audra Wolowiec with a special appearance by the Push Pops performing at 2:00pm of Sunday, June 5th-combine art and food for a series of weekend events!


Schedule of Events: Saturday, June 4th 10:00 am coffee and Bushwick Open Studio map pick-up ,12 noon free art class with Austin Thomas, find Brece Honeycutt in Stall #13 from 10 am - 2pm, and at 5:00pm Lars Kremer serves up snacks! Sunday, June 5th from 12 pm - 4 pm again you will find Brece Honeycutt in stall #13 knitting,

at 2:00 pm the Push Pops perform and Sharon Butler wraps it up at 4:00pm with a salon discussion on the economics of open studios.

Biergarten, sandwiches, coffee, sweets, and other treats all weekend by FARMCART - 12-8 pm Friday, 10-8 pm Saturday, 11-5 pm Sunday.


So meet us at the market!!


Moore Street Market

110 Moore Street (in the corners of Humboldt and Varet) - Bus/Train directions: Hopstop.com

Brooklyn, NY 11206-3301 - Phone number: (718) 384-137 - E-mail: moorestreetmarket@bedc.org

Also pocketutopia.com


Arts in Bushwick

Saturday, April 30, 2011

The push pops will be in FIGMENTS ARTS FESTIVAL again!!!!

June 2011: WELCOME!!





Come reset your pleasure index at Imaginary Picnic, the Push Pops' second official performative installation on Governor?s Island. A Victorian themed outdoor tea time with liberal helpings of drama, magic and Dyonisian madness in a participatory emotional 'outward bound' nestled under a big friendly tree. Food is love and imagination is contagious suggests this cathartic spectacle in which Mistresses Minty, Pinky and Frosty guide visitors to indulge in invisible delicacies and let their personality armor melt away.


http://gopushpops.wikispaces.com/


FIGMENT NYC 2011

June 10 – 12, 2011
Governors Island, NYC

What:
FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For one weekend each summer, it transforms Governors Island into a large-scale collaborative artwork – and then it’s gone.

When:
Friday, June 10 — 10AM – 4PM
Saturday, June 11 — 10AM – 6PM
Sunday, June 12 — 10AM – 6PM

Where:
Governors Island, NYC… a free, short ferry-ride from lower Manhattan and Brooklyn!

http://newyork.figmentproject.org/figment-nyc-2011/

Thursday, March 24, 2011

THE PUSH POPS Trailer 3min, 2010 on Vimeo.

The next project is coming soon...the Push Pops 2011 will debut in Spring!!!