Monday, November 27, 2006

I am a bad-ass feminist

I went to Anna's studio for her LTTR (Lesbians to the Rescue) Tying party. Along with other friends, I tried to help her complete the edition of 1300 Bloody String necklaces for the forthcoming LA release of the Fall/Wtr LTTR V/Issue 5/Positively Nasty. Basically, I came to drink some wine, gossip, and tie some knots.

The LTTR release party is on the 9th of December at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. I think that LA's Finest Crew will be djing at the afterparty which will be at the Mandrake.

Here's Anna's blurb about what this is all about.

A piece of red suede cord, knotted 13 times. the number 13: "Joie" (joy; the usual use of this number is as general luck or gambler's luck). The knots are the drops of menstrual blood which would be placed in the drink of someone you desire in order to make them fall in lust with you. An eyeball or ring is tied to the cord as "eye" of the cervix.

An amulet "an object that protects a person from trouble" (Greek) or a talisman (from Arabic tilasm, ultimately from the Greek word "talein" which means "to initiate into the mysteries.") consists of any object intended to bring good luck and/or protection to its owner. Potential amulets include: gems or simple stones, statues, coins, drawings, pendants, rings, plants, animals, etc.; even words said in certain occasions – for example: vade retro satana – (Latin, "go back, Satan"), to repel evil or bad luck.

"The blood of Isis, the virtue of Isis, the magic power of Isis, the magic power of the Eye, are protecting this the Great One; they prevent any wrong being done to him." Thus reads a portion of the 186th chapter of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, which was engraved, often with other invocations, on the Buckle of isis amulets. Great faith was placed in the magic power of this buckle or tie. It was believed that the wearer would be protected and guarded from every kind of evil for ever and ever.

The tying party

Anna (the hostess) & Pearl

As you can see, we are wearing many cervices and are drunk with power in the magic of the Eye. Beware guys (and gals), you won't be able to resist us!