END TIMES GIRLS CLUB
Assuming the confidence and style of a teen-girl YouTube star, the END TIMES GIRL presents DIY methods for creating communication and survival tools in anticipation of a disaster hitting New York City. Inspired by the infrastructure failures in New York during Hurricane Sandy, and a feeling of being disconnected and powerless in the middle of the grid, I aim to dispense serious information about being self-sufficient in a humorous and sardonic way. As a performance, this project explores internet authority and web presence in anticipation of a telecommunications collapse. In addition to the instructional videos, the ETGC website features a webstore where viewers can purchase survival kits, as well as sign up for apocalypse phone alerts. For the show, I would like to set up an information booth with my survival kits and videos on display, where visitors can sign up for alerts and information and get prepared for the apocalypse.
The experience of hurricane sandy and a growing interest in self-sufficiency as a result of learning so many practical hands on skills at ITP.