Raquel Cool

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Local artist activist, Raquel Cool, came onto Artist on Art to talk about her final performance happening tonight of Live Nude Eggsa multi-media art installation, visual and performance piece.

In this piece, Raquel uses video, medical illustrative self-portrait paintings, and performances featuring a bar serving cocktails to inspire an informed conversation concerning the moral affects of the commodification of the female body and the bioethics of the human genetic industry. For tonight’s December First Friday Santa Cruz art tour, this is some of the best art you’ll find.

Art Research Office (formerly Vapr Labs) is hosting the last public reception for Live Nude Eggs, Friday, December 7th, 6-10pm at 285 Water Street, Unit B, Santa Cruz. It will be Raquel’s last performance at the Donor Bar — come and she’ll serve you an ovary martin or a breast-milk white russian.

To hear our Artist on Art broadcast, please click the gray ‘play’ button below: [haiku url=”http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/miljkovicaudio/old_public_html/nada/AoA12612.mp3″ title=”Raquel Cool” graphical=”true”]

Another closing event is the screening of “Eggsploitation” Thursday 12/13 at 3pm. There will be a Q&A at 5pm with the director/producer Jennifer Lahl, president and founder of the Center of Bioethics and Culture Network. The installation will be open to the public until 8pm that night.