Tuesday, March 5, 2013

January 4 2013
The Afterbirth show at Sweatshop Gallery in Omaha Nebraska

Our concept for Afterbirth was to create an interactive installation of our passions and inspirations.
We also had the pleasure of working with performance artist Koneko (New York) on this project.
Sweatshop allowed us to use both rooms of the gallery.

Koneko's piece was on the minimal side in which he portrayed an alien in a primal Jurassic world which he was not from. Throughout the performance many attendee's who came participated in helping Koneko build odd shaped sculptures from the mounds of crystals he had in a pile.

The Church of Tomorrow created a "church" in the gallery upstairs.
This room was filled wall to wall with tinsel garland, glitter, vintage male porno, stuffed animals over-sized building blocks and children's bedsheets used as wallpaper.

The idea for this projects was to consume the viewer with an overload of the senses. We had flashing lights, Italo Disco music and a whole lot of incense burning.

The Church of Tomorrow also did a music performance under their band name The Untitled Tilda Swinton Project.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Since December 2011 The Church of Tomorrow has worked with Icky Blossoms on various projects. From doing drag performances during Icky shows to helping to style/performing in the Babes video we have grown to understand each other's vision. Which is why, when the band asked us to put together a music video for an unreleased track and do pretty much whatever we want we jumped at the chance and decided we would blow the world's collective mind with an overload of visuals, makeup, performance, and fashion. We grabbed two fabulous photographers Chevy Anderson and Bridget McQuillan, came up with the concept of the last night alive for The Church of Tomorrow as they apparently died on their way to an Icky Blossoms concert, and this is the result...

Behind the scenes shots by Chevy Anderson and Bridget McQuillan
While shooting the dancing scenes, we danced to Happy Hardcore tracks. 
The Enya - Only Time happy hardcore mix is magic
The entire video was filmed in Nicholas' house, here, Mark in the bedroom.
Nicholas in the Bathroom
One of the photographers, Chevy Anderson, filming Mark vamping in the mirror.
Mark having a peppermint moment on the floor of the doll room.
Perving it up for the camera.
Our other photographer Bridget McQuillan and Mark