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CHRISTEENE is a human pissoir of raw unabashed sexuality; a gender-blending, booty-pounding, perversion of punk fully equipped with an arsenal of ferocious music intertwined with raw moments of strained intimacy and fiery stank.
Reports from live shows describe distressed choreography. macabre scenes involving butt plugs tied to bouquets of balloons being released from the singer’s arse, intimate and bizarre confessionals, wardrobes styled from the forgotten scraps of society, and heated communication on the state of the world as we know it.
CHRISTEENE is also accompanied by an impressive collection of music videos released through the performer’s longtime collaborative efforts with award winning filmmaker and cinematographer, PJ Raval, as well as other guest directors such as Matt Lambert.
Ever the provocateur, CHRISTEENE shows us what it means to go hard in the face of those who seek to destroy you. The Artist’s radical and all-inclusive queer vision continues to express pure force and emotion against an increasingly dangerous and politicized world that repeatedly tries to compartmentalize, homogenize, and classify...striking down heteronormative structures in the queer, artistic, and outsider communities with an aggressive push to preserve rituals and languages, and allow for the outcast and marginalized to gather, celebrate, and mobilize their voices, identities, and sexualities.
The Artist has gathered tremendous critical acclaim for her high-octane, radical creative vision from the Deep South that continues to destroy all notions of normality. Spin Magazine has called CHRISTEENE “a manic combination of Alice Cooper and Hedwig (of the Angry Inch)” and NOW Magazine compared her to “Beyonce on bath salts.” CHRISTEENE “injects both hip-hop and gay culture with a much needed dose of punk-rock humor and attitude,” said The New Yorker. Iconoclastic designer Rick Owens (also one of her longtime collaborators) said, “CHRISTEENE to me represents the joy of abandon – abandoning hypocrisy and indulging your id and your primal instincts that are very innocent and very charming. There is a childlike innocence in her provocation, something very cheerful and happy to what she does. CHRISTEENE is theatre, a composition of commedia dell’arte, kabuki, Busby Berkeley Hollywood musicals, grand guignol...She counters false prudishness, false rules.”