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Katherine Araniello is a performance/video artist and creator of SBC (Sick Bitch Crip). This blog includes her films, digital images and SBC’s latest musings. The concept behind her work is to disrupt and use satire in current issues relating to disability such as assisted suicide, media representation, prejudice, charity, ignorance and body aesthetics.

Christmas Delightment

28 December 2013

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SBC (SickBitchCrips) are delighted to bring to you their new work ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’. The Christmas video is a beautiful rendition of the classic ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ first introduced by Judy Garland in 1944, and reminds us of how beautiful and idyllic Christmas is. A time for giving, eating, sharing and feeling trapped by relatives and loved ones. SBC have captured this precious moment in their beautiful camera work and backing...

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'A Fistful of Froth' is here!

6 December 2013

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a western poster-style image

As promised earlier this year 'A Fistful of Froth' is finally here. In 1858 a lone SickBitchCrip has lost herself in the barren terrain of the Wild West. She has no friends and no idea how she ended up in this hostile unforgiving environment. Survival is only guaranteed by the merciless killing of others. SickBitchCrip must keep her wits about her at all costs, dodging bullets from her buddies, total unadulterated scum who are almost as crooked and bent as she is. The wily mean...

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Katherine's Story

17 December 2013

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still from Katherine Araniello's 'normal' video

This work is inspired by a comedy sketch I found on YouTube where an actress plays the role of a 'Lazy Cow'. In my video I perform to camera and play the role of the victim labelled a 'Normal'.  I use clichéd medical sentiments associated with disabled people in my phoney bid to plead to the public to set up a charity and raise money for those of us suffering from this terrible disease commonly referred to as...

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