A PoP! Musical EVENT! A Religious Revival!! An E! True Hollywood Fashion Tragedy mined from the redemptive, sorted, exploited, and mythic histories of Patty Duke and Patty Hearst!!!
PATTY is a one-of-a-kind 360 experience that encompasses a live, Outer-disciplinary performance (equal parts dance pop concert, fashion show and new media installation), an original album, an online interface, and clothing line.
Featuring a 13-track pop score by Jonathan Snipes (of Captain Ahab and clipping.) with Kristin "Kevin Blechdom" Erickson, PATTY has been created and is produced and directed by award winning multi-media artist Patrick Kennelly.
To complete this ambitious project, a collaboration between U-N-M-A-R-K-E-D and renowned avant-garde Highways Performance Space, we NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Your $$$ will go directly towards supporting a collaborative community of 30 of the most exciting, committed and hard-working artists from not only the local Los Angeles arts community, but across the globe (from as far away as France and Australia)!
And what will you get out of it? Well, if you're not in Los Angeles in May for the live premiere, PATTY will eventually hit the road, but, in the meantime - you have the chance to snap up limited edition USB drives, specially packaged cassettes, posters, silkscreen t-shirts, promotional space, and even artistic services! Yes, we're thanking you in literal currency!!!
PATTY - Icon. Diva. Saint - she is all of these things, some say she is Everything. But who is the Real PATTY? Is she a “Liar,” “Fraud,” “Puppet,”
and “Cult Leader” as the certain blogs have recently attested?
All will be revealed in her final Live performance!
Join her congregation as they fight once and for all to Destroy the System
and FREE themselves from the “ideals” which work to enslave them!
In the process of building the cult of PATTY, the project simultaneously critiques the nature of commodification. As it charts a modern woman's bifurcated journey through a labyrinth of social, political and cultural bondage, PATTY explores how America's male-centric media culture dominates and confuses almost all female/feminine identities by generating and distributing representations depicting women as perpetually replaceable.
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