|Many thanks to Xavier Lopez Jr. who just did a mini interview with me and posted it
||[Dec. 11th, 2013|03:28 pm]
Many thanks to Xavier Lopez Jr. who just did a mini interview with me and posted it already with photos!!!!!!!!!!! |
The Goddess Kring Performance Art at Cafe Racer Tomorrow – Operadisiac Two Hour Variety Hour! Thursday December 12th!
Posted on December 11, 2013 | By xavier_lopez_jr
I had a chance this morning to speak with the Goddess Kring this morning about some of the things that she is working on and this interview is what transpired!
Xavier: So tell me about the event that you are having tomorrow?
The Goddess Kring: tomorrow night i am doing 4 spoken word/musical pieces in between two other bands. cafe racer invited me when i answered their ad and they recognized me from my show. i was happy they knew who i was.
Xavier: Let’s back up a minute for those that might sort of recognize your name, but aren’t quite sure–please tell my readers a little bit about yourself?
The Goddess Kring: Okay i have lived in Seattle near capitol hill since 1986. i had a public access TV show called Goddess KRING from 1996-2011 on every week. I did monologues, performance art, body painting, dancing nude, sort of a video diary/art show. I also have been an art model since 1992 in Seattle for many art schools. i am the naked person they draw… my full time ‘day job’ is nude modeling.
Xavier: Very cool! Tell us a little bit about the kind of performance you will be doing–what does it entail a and what kind of messages do you deal with?
The Goddess Kring: I am still working it out…I am performing two sets. 2 pieces each set. Doing one A Capella spoken word 1/2 sing 1/2 speak piece, one where I sing abstract sounds on top of music and vocals I recorded with Claxton Kent in Portland recently. (Claxton had a public access TV show called “Vonhummer” for years. that is how we met. His show aired in Seattle and Portland. ) One song might be me on the keyboards and/or harmonica, and the last track will be my vocals on top of Claxton Kent’s instrumental piece.
My theme and concept is about embracing your uniqueness and the paradox of how we are one and yet everyone is totally different!
Xavier: Very cool! My parents did a public access show in Salem, Oregon, I think it was pretty wild! Hopefully someday it can get back on television. Public Access has been pretty much destroyed in the last five years–and had the public part of it almost completely excised. But we’ll talk about that next time, when we have more time!
Since this is just a quick little spotlight, tell me a little bit about the painting that you do?
I hear that you are looking for a gallery to help show your work for a one-time thing–is that right?
The Goddess Kring: Oh yes. I paint onto canvas (mostly I am known for painting onto shoes…I once did a pair for musician Tori Amos and she wore them on stage at the Paramount Theatre and thanked me by name from the stage!) I paint pure abstraction on canvas in acrylic.
I am inspired by Hundertwasser from Austria and plants and nature in general. Repeating patterns I see in the ecosystem (i walk in the woods a lot) i also shoot a lot of photos where i bring out shapes i see in nature with strong saturated colors and contrast. my photos sometimes look like paintings. there are similar shapes in my paintings and photography. i also body paint myself and do many self portrait photos where i look like different people or characters in the shots. i have had a couple solo shows at art/not terminal and would love to do a new solo show or maybe a group show if the theme fits. “goddess” nature loving earth/plant/animal loving, etc. i am a naturist/nudist and would love to tie in these themes in a show. celebrate nature- natural human forms and literally the earth.
Xavier: Awesome! So tel me where and when this event will occur tomorrow!
The Goddess Kring: Cafe Racer 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle! i am part of the Operadisiac Two Hour Variety Hour
Xavier: Thank you!