WIGband was created by Johanna Poethig and Barbara Golden in 1985. Over the last three decades WIGband has used a mélange of multi media (installation, film, video, song, slides, props) to get their “trashy feminist” point across. Seriously silly and tasteless Wigband is known for its in your face satire of life’s everyday imposed conformities and across the globe obscene politics. Motivated by the most personal experiences WIGband is about living in this era as women, our physical needs and obsessions and our uninhibited intelligence. WIGband’s Barbara “Bambi” Golden, at fabulous 70, is a “born again” artiste who wrote her first song at 40, and a much married ex-housewife/schoolteacher from Montreal who has produced everything from a music/recipe book to works of experimental music. Johanna “Silver” Poethig, daughter of missionaries, periodically impersonates General Douglas MacArthur and is a well known visual and public artist.
Their films and videos include “Trashy Girls”, “Lifestyles of the Poor and Shameless” and “Lap Pool”, “Clit Envy”, “Silver Abs and Golden Buns”, “Its Hard to be Perfect”, FAUXpology, WIGband Stimulus Spa as well as the CDs “Lick Me To Heaven” and “Its Hard to be Perfect.” They have written countless songs including “Persona non Grata, Boner Boys, Liposuction, Just Say Yes, My Butt Myself, Too Much Testosterone, Mambo Pussay and Devices to name just a few.
“…. if you are looking for some fun with a bite to it presented by some serious artists who don’t take themselves too seriously, then check them out..”
Linda Erlich SF Bay Guardian