Photo Credit: Debbie Adele Cooper
The Raffle of Shame was Ms. Mischief’s live art / invisible theatre performance at COGmachine. It celebrated our dubious cultural tradition of raising money via woebegone and has-been objects.
The Raffle of Shame – a collection of prizes, that in their former life might have been cool, possibly trendy, or at the very least, objects in which the former owner saw some spark of merit. They were lost, bereft and consigned to the slimy cheese quadrant of the kitsch spectrum.
Ms. Mischief offered participants the opportunity to donate and redeem their sinful items, giving them a bright, happy future. A resurrection via the Raffle of Shame.
Ms. Mischief transformed the heinous donations into artifacts that were quirky and desirable. Each previously shameful object gained a Certificate of Provenance, verifying the life-changing journey it has undergone.
40 prizes40 certificates of shameful provenance40 labels
Textiles, costume, found objects, artist books, labels, badges, installation