Emergency Medicine for the Unconscious Mind

The Art of Bleeding produces ego-destabilizing programs on safety and medical education for both live and video presentation. Often staged from an actual ambulance, our performances utilize a perturbing mix of cartoonish costumes, puppets, vintage educational films, animation, and thinly veiled medical fetishism to create a sort of “paramedical funhouse” in which the groping ego may ultimately experience TRUE SAFETY CONSCIOUSNESS.

8 January 2013 1 Comment

Quirk Back with Bodypainting

Danny Quirk, whose creative handling of anatomical illustration we’ve written about before, is back with more.   This time he’s left paper behind in favor of human flesh.  Thanks to io9.com for the story, and reader Breshvic for the lead.

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19 December 2012 0 Comments

Shockheaded Peter Revisited

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqx9SXIsF5I&feature=share&list=PLwULBaitLs__Qi4dQ5dZV6mnc_DeSX0Jw

As a holiday gift to our fans, The Art of Bleeding has just released some excerpts from the rarely seen 1955 German movie, “Der Struwwelpeter” ( or “Shockheaded Peter” as it is perhaps best known here via The Tiger Lillies’ marvelous theatrical and musical adaptation.)

Above we present “The Dreadful Story of Pauline and the Matches,”  but several more episodes can be found in our Struwwelpeter playlist on our Youtube Channel.

Previously unavailable with English subtitles, we have taken the liberty of adding our own somewhat creative translations, frequently embroidering satirically on the original.  Literalists beware!

The book on which it is based is a sort of 19th-century antecedent to The Art of Bleeding’s program of health-and-safety pedagogy — with a similarly grisly twists.   The original 1845 publication was one of the first works of children’s literature, created as a Christmas gift by its author for his own children, so it seemed an appropriate holiday offering.

15 November 2012 0 Comments

“All Things Nice,” New Video Completed

Legendary music producer, artist, and underground luminary Kim Fowley grabs a scalpel and joins The Art of Bleeding’s fetish-friendly nursing staff in this doll hospital ether dream of nursery rhymes, anatomical striptease, and decidedly adult doll-women.

Direction/Music/FX:
AL RIDENOUR

Patient / Surgeon:
KIM FOWLEY

Nurses / Dolls
SNOW MERCY, AURIANA LYNN, HARMONY ROSE, JULIET AMPUTETTE, TAYLER JONES, KATARINA SCHMORANZER, KRISTINA NEKYIA

Camera
PHIL GLAU
CHRIS MILLER

Puppeteering:
LYDIA BLAISDELL-MILLER
CHRIS MILLER
AURIANA LYNN

13 November 2012 0 Comments

Art of Bleeding Video Premiere Show

Wed., Nov. 14, 2012
Doors: 9:30pm
Hyperion Tavern (Hush Club)
1941 Hyperion Avenue
LA (Silver Lake), CA 90027

FREE!

Tonight Ye Olde Hushe Clubbe recklessly prescribes a mix of medical, musical and vaudevillian entertainments with inevitable risk of mind-altering interaction.

Legendary producer, artist, and underground luminary KIM FOWLEY offers his inimitable musical ravings, channeling the timeless teenage Id through a polluted septuagenarian stream of consciousness. It’s a new and interactive art form, like group therapy with a back-up band. Some will be healed, some demons invoked.

Thanks to Nurse SNOW MERCY, Fowley has recently joined forces with the surrealist-satiric ambulance crew of THE ART OF BLEEDING to star in their latest production, ALL THINGS NICE, which premieres tonight.

With this semi-animated video short, these parodic paramedicals reach new heights of age-inappropriate entertainment, mixing nursery rhymes, anatomical striptease, and overly developed doll-women. Fowley gets cozy with a scalpel and leads the way. Nurses featured in the video are: Snow Mercy, Nurse Poppy, Nurse Amanita, Nurse Amputette, Nurse Tayler, Kat, and Kristina.

The ever-more-scantily clad ART OF BLEEDING NURSES appearing in the video will also be on hand to tend to the faint of heart, and you are invited to DRESS FOR THE HOSPITAL in order to receive their ministrations. The reclusive ABRAM THE SAFETY APE will also make a rare appearance to guide the easily misguided through his multimedia world of Health and Safety infotainment.

Comedian and recovering circus impresario ERIC CASH will offer commentary (and probably tribute to the eldritch Gods) throughout the night. His yelling, kicking, screaming fight against reason has sullied the stages of many a comedy club, dive bar, and even a junkyard, and he looks forward to leaving his comedic stain on Ye Olde Hushe Clubbe tonight.

Rounding out the evening will be the curvatures of burlesque artist and actress in tonight’s featured video, KRISTINA NEKYIA. Expect a sizzling and not-quite tasteful medically-themed performance.

DOORS 9:30. Come early because the venue is TINY and this incomparable presentation is UNREASONABLY, IMPROBABLY and ENTIRELY….
FREE!!!!!!! FREE!!!!!!! FREE!!!!!!!

Visit the doll hospital in The Art of Bleeding’s ALL THINGS NICE

5 October 2012 0 Comments

Appearing with the Fuxedos this Friday

 

The Art of Bleeding will be joining The Fuxedos, the Mike Penny Orhcestra, Lost Moon Radio, and Quazar and the Bamboozled for a show at the Bootleg Theater for a show the LA Weekly picked as “Best Proof That Rock & Roll Is The Devil’s Music

We’re ON EARLY, and it’ll be short, sweet, and sticky, so arrive before before 9 or you’ll miss everything – well, at least everything we do.   Doors 8pm, first act shortly thereafter.

26 August 2012 0 Comments

Anatomical Dainties: Rachel Harmeyer

We love these embroidered and embellished anatomical pieces created by artist Rachel Harmeyer.  If you’re in the Houston area, there’s currently a show of hers up at Backyard Moonshine Art Collective, and she’ll be exhibiting in as well as curating the visual art at the Houston Fringe Festival (August 30 – September 15, 2012.)  Thanks to Moshita for sharing these on Tumblr.

 

26 August 2012 0 Comments

“Skinned Alive” by Jemma McLean

Again with our fascination for anatomical fetish fashions…

This link comes from the ever-tantalizing StreetAnatomy blog, describing the work:

This beautiful collection by Jemma Marie McLean, called Skinned Alive the Anatomical Structure is inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s anatomical drawings.

Jemma founded Purdy Corsetry after being disappointed by the quality and selection of what she found in New Zealand.  She knew with her wealth of experience in sewing and degree in Fashion design from Massey University that she could make the best corsets possible.

Purdy Corsetry is located in Central Wellington, New Zealand.  View all her latest work via Facebook!

24 August 2012 0 Comments

Dr. Seuss Doctors Malaria

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From a WWII health pamphlet designed by Theodore Geisel (AKA “Dr. Seuss”).

22 August 2012 0 Comments

Nurse-sploitation Thai Style

Nurse-sploitation Thai Style

Thanks to our friend Tracy Vanity for tipping us off about this 2007 hospital horror film from Thailand: Sick Nurses.

From: AsianWack.com

Hell hath no fury like a nurse scorned in this gruesome but witty horror story from Thailand. Dr. Tar is a charming but devious surgeon who has a profitable side business supplying black market dealers with fresh human organs for transplant. Dr. Tar’s staff of seven nubile nurses help him find a steady source of victims, but one of his aides, Tahwan, is shocked to find that her sister Nook is on the doctor’s list of upcoming cases, and threatens to turn him in to the police. Dr. Tar puts Tahwan under the knife to keep her quiet, and she conveniently dies during surgery. But a few days later, Dr. Tar is receiving an award for his work saving lives, the ghost of Tahwan begins stalking the halls of the hospital, seeking violent revenge against the doctor and her fellow nurses who failed to come to her rescue.

21 August 2012 0 Comments

Sickly Piano

sickly piano

For the sickly pianist in all of us.

(via How to Be a Retronaut)