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Weekend Jams

Weekend Jams: The Real Women of Philadelphia Cream Cheese

by Whitney Kimball on July 26, 2014

Q&A with the Real Woman of Philadelphia from Jenny Drumgoole on Vimeo.

It all started because artist Jenny Drumgoole’s mom wanted Paula Deen to sign her cookbook. So, Drumgoole did the logical thing and joined Paula Deen’s “Real Women of Philadelphia Cream Cheese Recipe Contest,” getting sloshed and making a new recipe video every week for eight weeks, in the hopes of meeting Deen in person. The result: a predatory marketing campaign for cream cheese turned into an awesome, empowering creative adventure for moms and home cooks across the nation. The videos become increasingly unhinged as Drumgoole populates her tutorials with John Rambo, cream cheese busts, New Age-y green-screen sequences, and slo-mo breaks for sexy 80s style hair flips. She even sparked a hair-flipping meme.

The story takes a twist; Drumgoole does, in fact, meet Paula Deen, and it turns out that Deen hadn’t watched a single video. The contestants, however, became friends. Watch the whole saga above; you can watch her recipe videos here.

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Weekend Jams: Maria Lassnig’s “Kantate”

by Whitney Kimball on July 13, 2014
Screen grab from Maria Lassnig's "Kantate"

Screen grab from Maria Lassnig’s “Kantate”

Maria Lassnig, who passed away last May, seems to have been used to pain. In her retrospective at PS1, paintings portray “body awareness”, with fears, anguish, suffocation, and limbs dissolving existentially into space. In her famous portrait “You or Me?”, Lassnig holds a gun to her head while aiming another at the viewer, a gesture which reads as being your own worst enemy.

This is what makes her video “Kantate,” or “Cantata”, so special. Lassnig sings the song of her life’s ups and downs, which we’ve read about in the wall texts– bad luck with men, isolation, and self-deprecation. But for all of the loneliness that comes through in the painting, we finally get to see the love of her life: art.

Click through to watch the video on YouTube. Unfortunately this doesn’t come with subtitles, but scroll to the “about” section for the English translation.

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Weekend Jams: Doge on a Turtle

by Corinna Kirsch on June 14, 2014

AFC’s finished for the week, but we thought ahead to bestow upon you some more content, our favorite video from this week’s blogging. Tune in every Saturday…

It’s a doge on a turtle. How did this doge get on a turtle? Does it like being on a turtle? Is turtle-riding a hobby for doge? With only six seconds to this video, we may never find out the answers to those questions.

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Weekend Jams: Another Type of Collector

by Corinna Kirsch on May 17, 2014
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Our favorite video from this week’s blogging.

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Weekend Jams: Footage Island

by Corinna Kirsch on April 19, 2014
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In our new weekend series, we take a look at the best vids we found on the net over the past week.

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