To Die For at Castiglioni / Milan

To Die For curated by Athena Papadopoulos


11 April  –  2 June 2018 

Participating Artists: Matt Copson, Neil Haas, Athena Papadopoulos, Will Sheridan Jr.

Castiglioni 
Via Vincenzo Gioberti 1, 20123
Milan 
Italy



Athena Papadopoulos Smurfette, TAPPED, 2017

Neil Haas Graceland, 2018

Matt Copson Rockpool, 2016

Will Sheridan Jr. Bed Puppet 5, 2017

Will Sheridan Jr. Bed Puppet 5, 2017 (detail)

Will Sheridan Jr. Bed Puppet 5, 2017 (detail)  

Will Sheridan Jr. Bed Puppet 5, 2017 (detail)

Will Sheridan Jr. Bed Puppet 5, 2017 (detail) 

Athena Papadopoulos Smurfette, TAPPED, 2017 (detail)
Athena Papadopoulos Smurfette, TAPPED, 2017 (detail)
Athena Papadopoulos Smurfette, TAPPED, 2017 (detail)
Athena Papadopoulos Smurfette, TAPPED, 2017 (detail)
Athena Papadopoulos Smurfette, TAPPED, 2017 (detail)

A play in one act by Athena Papadopoulos
[A pack of Smurfs walk into a bar… there is one Smurfette with a notpocket, full of notmoney
She STANDS-TALL at the barall eyes on who? All eyes on you! On all of them really…allin one fell swoop.]
And so it goes:
Artist  Proof says:
Vixen indeed!
I’m going to be the perpetrator…
but I’ve lost all my monies and need for a place to stay tonight too youu know
Back reply from Microphone Controller :
Gahgah! Goo goo girlfriend…
At least you tell lies I can believe.
But more than that… who doesn’t like Italian food? Truth is, I only like it if it is boyyyyalingaling
over
Scouldme
hot if you want me to be DTF. Can you dig me out ?
Otherwise just Pluck my pigstails u BJwHndlbzzrs?
A quicklipped reply from Never HavEyEver :
Glee and Envy Blues!!!!
Adam’s Apple, Eve’s CraBApple!!! I wouldn’t give her the time of day!
I’d just lay and lay and lay until it was
Again
That time of day
When it was time to Pray and say,
As I did say and You know I said it
I love thee! MY
Cuppith PPPourith Overith
With love for thee
So you tell me
Why do I keep having to demonstratively demonstrate that? Demon GRL!
(it smells like quatro fromaggi in the orange room)
He, who continues:
Even after I let you devour me? And so what’s left anyway? Answer me that! And if you can Fucking Can Can then
Right here, right nowTHEN,



I too will be DTF
And back again Artist  Proof goes:
I am in-gra-tit-alated. obvi!
But I am not about to stand here and scream at you-all AllDay. Your pills! I SHALL s wallow
Without water
Your grass,
I taketh into my loins,
Like the dog who wasn’t sposta
But did,
And then you ended up having to pull lines of grass from his ass and I DO NOT want to be that girl.
What’s a girl sposta do?… she’s got to eat don’t she? So please please
Pease peas Appease me! Just once
Or forever wud work too
But most of all
Just fucking beeee
Me
To a T
And down to Fuck AS ALL AS HELL AS I WILL AND HE’LL EVER B
And another reply this time from the unconscionable Wall Street Journal  :
BEAUTIFUL TREE! You know!
AND YOU DO, fucking know it too
CurlyGurly! You
And I
Have a history.
But the problems of three don’t amount to beans in this crazy world
And for that, I lay myself out. IM LAIDDOUBT
I givith myself to thy Will
If,
thou Willist me so?
I embrace your gratuity
And
In doing so For YouMy Jacob TWO TOO,
I die for you



And then Artist  Proof says to them all:
A shilling
A shilling
Is just much more thrilling —
A bride stipped bare, So willingling bare, So bare
By her most unsuitable, Unintelligible of bachelors.
Gawd! I can’t compete with he/ him/ he/ or she
Or whoseawhowho
And if hes’a she and then she’sa he’sa
Hoo hoo ??!?
Then just do your things
Chicken wings
If you luvhimlethimGOGO
chickHEN But YOU Too…
If you could just treat me to dinner whilst still letting me stay thinner
Then I promise Not To Give Myself To You
1. No one will benefit
2. One organism benefits
OR

3. Both benefit Yes Both Benefit


Photo credit: Filippo Armellin