L👀K B👀K 4 endless teenagers: (Bonanza Fashun Angst)

Step 1: PRESS PLAY

       Bonanza, The Young & the Restless Soundtrack, 2018.

 

Step 2:

Transport back to 2003. You’re skipping school with your three best friends — Val, Lisa and Afua. Take the bus to City Place Mall and spend most of the afternoon shoplifting CDs from Sam Goody® — Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Missy Elliott, and OutKast — you know the drill, put the CD in your underwear. Split a Cinnabon® three ways and buy snakeskin pants at Spencer’s® for No Uniform Friday. Your best friend’s brother manages the Sbarro® by the Hot Topic® — free slices!

Step 3:

Pick up some MANIC PANIC® AMPLIFIED™ Temporary hair color spray — ELECTRIC LIZARD™ tint (100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free) — and do it up. Accidently stain most of the bathroom sink. Smoke a bowl of mostly schwag to forget that AJ never called you back. Take a deep breath and chillax.

Step 4:

Flash forward to 2019 or whatever, but stop adulting. Just completely stop. Stop waddling around in your desk job, nightmare, nine-to-five wear. Stop dressing for the career you work sixty hours a week for and don’t even want. Stop drinking cocktails at bars dressed in slate and dark wood, and eating at farm-to-table, yuppie crap shops. Stop eating those $10 tiny tacos that have three licks of chicken, and ordering everything from an app.

Step 5:

Start drinking shitty alcohol again — the well of the well that comes out of plastic bottles full of BPA. Smirnoff Ice? YUM! Start wearing whatever the fuck you want. Start dressing for the multiple genders and identities you know you have. Play dress up, play house, play all the time. Go to divey gay bars exclusively. Eat at chain restaurants, eat at hole-in-the-wall taquerias, eat mac n’ cheese. Eat everything that is not keto, Whole30®, Paleo Diet™ friendly. Never app, don’t do it.

No More Steps, You Are There Now:

Be Young and be Restless. Find a few ride-or-die friends, and make your own job, your own club, your own world. Add meaning to party dresses and disco pants. Enter the void — listen to music loud, take too many photos, and put on lots of lewks. Be antagonistic.

Be scary. Be bored. Be whatever. Be Bonanza.

 

The Young & the Restless Select Lewks:

Bonanza, Firefighter’s Ball, 2018. Parade float Mylar, pleather, duct tape, gold watch bands, gold buttons, coaxial cable. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Firefighter’s Ball, 2018. Parade float Mylar, pleather, duct tape, gold watch bands, gold buttons, coaxial cable. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Courtney Love lk, 2018. Fake moss, silk curtain, paint. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Courtney Love l👀k, 2018. Fake moss, silk curtain, paint. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, You’ll grow into it, 2018. Wallpaper, curtains, Chubbies™ sample shorts, Lowe’s® Tyvek™. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, You’ll grow into it, 2018. Wallpaper, curtains, Chubbies™ sample shorts, Lowe’s® Tyvek™. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Mad Max/5th Element Lk, 2018. Metallic bubble wrap, Chubbies™ drawstring, WeedBlock™ landscape fabric, elastic. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Mad Max/5th Element L👀k, 2018. Metallic bubble wrap, Chubbies™ drawstring, WeedBlock™ landscape fabric, elastic. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Heart of the Ocean aka Big Blue (parade float prom dress), 2018. Parade float Mylar, yellow rope. Photo by Lenny Gonzalez.

Bonanza, Heart of the Ocean aka Big Blue (parade float prom dress), 2018. Parade float Mylar, yellow rope. Photo by Lenny Gonzalez.

Bonanza, Carpet Pad Tube Dress, 2018. Carpet padding, grommets, polypropylene twine, clamp. Photo by Bonanza.

Bonanza, Carpet Pad Tube Dress, 2018. Carpet padding, grommets, polypropylene twine, clamp. Photo by Bonanza.

Bonanza, Finish Him! Safety Fence Dress, 2018. Orange safety fence, polypropylene twine, bike chain. Photo by Bonanza.

Bonanza, Finish Him! Safety Fence Dress, 2018. Orange safety fence, polypropylene twine, bike chain. Photo by Bonanza.

Bonanza, Bob the Builder Pants, 2018. Tarp, fabric, plastic bag. Photo by Bonanza.

Bonanza, Bob the Builder Pants, 2018. Tarp, fabric, plastic bag. Photo by Bonanza.

Bonanza, Blue is the Warmest Color, 2018. Tarp, reflective button, Chubbies™ zipper. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Blue is the Warmest Color, 2018. Tarp, reflective button, Chubbies™ zipper. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Greetings Earthlings, 2018. Clear vinyl, metallic bubble wrap, pink cotton, Chubbies™ snaps and drawstrings, metallic diamond quilted wrapping paper, soundproofing egg crate foam, grommets. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Greetings Earthlings, 2018. Clear vinyl, metallic bubble wrap, pink cotton, Chubbies™ snaps and drawstrings, metallic diamond quilted wrapping paper, soundproofing egg crate foam, grommets. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, “No, No, No, I like it now,” 2018. Lowe’s® Tyvek™, spray paint, lawn chair nylon webbing. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, “No, No, No, I like it now,” 2018. Lowe’s® Tyvek™, spray paint, lawn chair nylon webbing. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Vitamin D Tank and Motocross BurnOut pants, 2018. Metallic diamond quilted wrapping paper, onion bag, curtain, Lowe’s® Tyvek™, spray paint, elastic. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Vitamin D Tank and Motocross BurnOut pants, 2018. Metallic diamond quilted wrapping paper, onion bag, curtain, Lowe’s® Tyvek™, spray paint, elastic. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Be Your Own Blanket, 2018. Afghan with elastic. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Be Your Own Blanket, 2018. Afghan with elastic. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Big Dawg, 2018. Fake moss tiles, spray paint, Lowe’s® Tyvek™, kiddy pool, Mylar bubble wrap, upholstery fabric, gift-wrap ribbon. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Big Dawg, 2018. Fake moss tiles, spray paint, Lowe’s® Tyvek™, kiddy pool, Mylar bubble wrap, upholstery fabric, gift-wrap ribbon. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Illuminati Skank Skirt Dress, 2018. Metallic bubble wrap, rope from a children’s swing, metallic diamond quilted wrapping paper, elastic. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Bonanza, Illuminati Skank Skirt Dress, 2018. Metallic bubble wrap, rope from a children’s swing, metallic diamond quilted wrapping paper, elastic. Photo by Graham Holoch.

Fashun is one limb of Bonanza’s multi-disciplinary, hydra-like practice. Our fashun projects are a populist medium about creating space for our community.

Photo of Bonanza by Graham Holoch, 2018.

Photo of Bonanza by Graham Holoch, 2018.*

*We’re often dressed in all black, like stagehands, receiving suspicious looks when talking about our fashun shows.

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