08/29/2008 - 09/10/2008
Jocko Dome-o is a charitable event in which professional and up-and-coming artists from around the country have been invited to creatively alter their own Energy Dome—the classic headgear made famous by new wave band DEVO, and featured in their 1980 music video ‘Whip It.’ Participating artists include, but are not limited to:
Kristin Edwards (She-vo)
Rev. Ivan Stang
Susie the Floozie
Rev. Nickie Wild
The finished pieces will be on display at the Asterisk Gallery on August 29th, and will include a variety of styles and techniques, from paint and collage to fantastic and even utilitarian artwork. The show will run as companion to KRK Ryden’s Devonian Art Show opening on the same day. Displayed pieces will be up for sale to benefit the Rachel Bevilacqua legal fund.* The show hours will be 6-10 pm, and it will be one day only!
*Rachel Bevilacqua (a.k.a. Reverend Mary Magdalen) lost custody of her son after a conservative custody judge was outraged at the fact that she is a member of the Church of the SubGenius. As a result of appearing in a mature natured parody of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," custody of her son was taken from her and awarded to the boy's father (the couple was never married). Rachel and her husband have fought a long, expensive battle to win custody of their son, while her ex-boyfriend's legal costs have been entirely handled by a pro-bono lawyer (who is a friend of his). Legal costs have skyrocketed, exceeding $140,000 as of August 2007.
In a somewhat recent development in the case, however, custody of Rachel’s son has been returned to her, yet the fees remain.
For the full story, go to http://www.modemac.com/cgi-bin/wiki.pl/Reverend_Magdalen