Rebecca Johnson // Missy Macabre CV
Costume maker and designer.
University of the Arts, London, Wimbledon School of Art – Fine Art Sculpture
Southampton City College – Fine Art Foundation Degree
Hyperdescendent – In Progress 2018
Deity – 2016 – 2018
‘Deity’ is a series of images and performances based on imagined Deities.
The Deities stem from wanting to revaluate and reconstruct female archetypes, and the restrictive female narratives found in fairy tales, folklore and therefore within modern culture.
In this project I explore the female form, the subconscious power of colour, and the semiotics of folklore in costume.
(Collaboration with Scott Chalmers – Photographer)
– Modern Panic, London 2017 (Group Exhibition)
– Nyx – Performed at Cabaret Bizarre (Switzerland, Oct 2016)
– Nyx – Performed at Kabaree Kookoos (Finland, May 2017)
I have been and International performance artist for 12 years, creating numerous performance pieces that combine live art with circus - inspired by the history of travelling fairs, and cabaret, female deities, the semiotics of costume and adornment, and ritual.
Notable places I have performed at:
Milan Fashion Week
London Fashion Week
Gentse Feesten (Belgium)
Torture Garden (International Performance cast for 10+ years)
Cabaret Bizarre (Switzerland) (International Performane Cast for 10+ years)
Palais Mascotte, Geneva Switzerland – Three Month Residency
Countries I have performed in:
UK, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden Finland, Croatia, Poland, Greece, Estonia
Bizarre Magazine (2009-2012?)
The Guardian (online)
El Mundo (Spain)
Helsinki Sanomat (Finland)
Ilta Sanomat (Finland)
(German magazine – what is it?)
Swiss Press – which?
Tattoo/Body Modification Culture Magazines – Skin Deep, Total Tattoo
Sky TV (Italy)
Channel 4 Documentary – Circus Girls (Missy Macabre 2015)
Channel 4 Shorts: Drinking with The Dark Circus (2015)
The Night Flowers – Damien Frost (Book, 2015)
The Dark Carnival - Dereck Ridgers (Book, 2015)
Breathing the Same Air – Breathing (Book, 2013)
D Squared (Milan, Italy)
Minna Parikka (Helsinki, Finland)
Ripley’s Believe it or not! (London)
RLNI – Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Samigo Restaurants (Switzerland)
Laax Ski Resort (Switzerland)
Bizarre Magazine (Bizarre Ball)