Sultana album: krista-papista.bandcamp.com/album/sultana-album
I Love the Smell of My Pussy is Krista Papista’s new feminist Sordid Pop anthem, taken from her recent anti-nationalist album Sultana.
In collaboration with intrepid performance artist Florentina Holzinger & Berlin-based filmmakers Ouroboros - the music video was shot
on the set of Holzinger’s show Apollon with her all-naked female
cast including Florentina herself, integrating Krista centre-stage in Apollon’s iconic visual landscapes, styled by Spyros Droussiotis.
I Love the Smell of My Pussy is a celebration of both artists Florentina
and Krista; a homage to Holzinger’s piece Apollon, and the dialogue it
has with Papista as a performer and narrator of the song. Papista shares a nostalgic tale of her adolescent queer sexual fantasies, confessing she only hung out with her friend because of a crush for her mother, idealising womanhood via a daughter’s romantic gaze.
When we got real tight; baby I was in love with your mother.
Through the lens of her youth, Papista’s reflective queer-girl diary expresses an awakening dissatisfaction growing up and navigating her place in a hetero-patriarchal and post-colonial society, with a keen interest in the sensual and sexual changes she is experiencing.
video by Ouroboros
music: Krista Papista
styling: Spyros Droussiotis
hair & make up: Sabina Pinsone
light technician: Oscar Maio
stage design: Nikola Knežević
cast: Krista Papista, Florentina Holzinger, Renée Copraij, Evelyn Frantti, Annina Lara Maria Machaz, Xana Novais, Maria Netti Nüganen, Stephan Schneider
WHEN WE GOT REAL TIGHT,
BABY I WAS IN LOVE WITH YOUR MOTHER
WHEN I WAS BORN, YOU WERE NOWHERE
MY MUM WAS SO YOUNG,
SHE DROVE LIKE A STAR
THOSE TEENAGE GIRLS WERE A NIGHTMARE,
THEY FUCKED ME TOO YOUNG,
THEY STOLE MAMA’S CAR
THAT CRAZY NOISE WAS THE SOUNDTRACK
WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR SEXUALITY?
IN THE DEPTHS OF OUR SENSUALITY
DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE LONGING OF A MORE COMPLEX HEROINE?
THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF THE 21ST CENTURY
THE UNPLEASANT ECHOES OF THE COLONIAL PAST,
BABY I FEEL YOU
THE UNPLEASANT ECHOES OF THE PATRIARCHAL PAST,
BABY I KNOW YOU
YOU’VE BEEN SINGING THIS SONG FOR A WHILE