SOFIA RETA is a faux entity that has been constructed based on a random identity generator mining the sources from the previous decades US census.
SOFIA RETA is also a lifestyle brand, encompassing all aspects of consumer life from a very stylised perspective. what follows are logo designs, apparel, and music
more to come
There is a critical flaw in our world that was born from a twisted view of biologies, and then furthered by (from top to bottom) organisations, papacies, club-houses, and very generally, men. Every moment in our history has been a well-placed blow to women, and set in stone is the nature of our relationships with women.
There is a fine gift that was wrought unto us; we have the ability to be Godlike, to endeavour to create, mold, and shift our surroundings to better suit our needs. Let's remember how incredibly important it is for this to not be a PERSONAL mission, but a collective one.
Perseus held the head of the gorgon Medusa, but imagine if it had been the other way around.
released 05 April 2013
All songs written, produced, and performed by SOFIA RETA with the exception of track 4. "THE WEAKLINGS" which features a vocal performance by ANOUSHEH SHOJA
The songs "ALOYSIUS", "THE WEAKLINGS, "YUKIO MISHIMA'S 'FORBIDDEN COLOURS'", "ERICA KOHUT", and "KENZABURO OE'S 'NIP THE BUDS, SHOOT THE KIDS'" are based on characters or scenarios described in literature by the following authors respectively
1. John Patrick Shanley
2. Dennis Cooper
3. Yukio Mishima
4. Elfriede Jelinek
5. Kenzaburo Oe
While primarily a sonic work, "WOMAN" encompasses video, illustration, writing, and performance.
IN COLLABORATION WITH CREIGHTON BAXTER
( http://cargocollective.com/creightonbaxter )
AUG. 28 GOLDEN THREAD GALLERY BELFAST IRELAND
UNTITLED (RECIPROCAL LINE) for two performers
1. metronome set to 40 BPM
2. two tattoo needles and one bottle of sumi ink are set on an easily accessible point
3. performers are standing facing one another and grasping each other's same hand
4. starting from the cuticle of the index finger, each performer tattoos the other one dot at a time, adhering as strictly as possible to the metronome.
5. the line continues up the entirety of the arm, laterally across the neck, and then down the opposite side of the spine from which each performer has started (e.g. if you are tattooing the right hand, you end on the left side of the spine)
of course, to actually achieve this, the performers will have to hug, obviously sans clothing (at least shirts / blouses etc.) as the tattoo progresses, the performers will entwine with one another until completion