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1000 WORDS: ANTONIO BLAIR, MARIE KARLBERG, AND STEWART UOO

Video projections, Xtapussy LIXXXTAPUSSY party, New York, January 26, 2013.

THERE’S NO SAFETY IN NUMBERS, REALLY—and maybe that’s why the fluid, frequent collaborations between Antonio Blair, Marie Karlberg, and Stewart Uoo seem hazardous, or at least fraught. Irreducible to any one individual practice but never cohering as a group or even a network, moving in and out of galleries and showrooms and basements and screens, their activities hover somewhere around art and fashion, but they can’t be explained by those industries, either.

The New York–based Karlberg and Uoo joined with stylist Hayley Pisaturo to start the party Xtapussy in 2012, an event that merges music, video projections, and decor in a decadent Gesamtsexwerk. Karlberg often performs live and in videos in various post-goth-rave-punk-Teutonic looks; Blair assumes the alter (and subaltern) ego of Dosha Devastation, a member of the drag-rap-runway collective House of Ladosha (with Adam

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