GlamManits: She'll Glam You... Then She'll Eat Your Head

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GlamManits: She'll Glam You... Then She'll Eat Your Head

Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Sun May 20, 2012 7:30 am

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Originally "Mantis", a 2006 honorarium art installation by Killbuck and yours truly, Random and I are re-crafting her for BM12 to roam the playa and hunt for sex and sustenance. She's still a 14 foot tall praying mantis worn and operated by a single walking pilot. Now that she's heard Ziggy Stardust she's all about The Glam as her purple soul leaks through plasma sphere eyes, fluorescent fringe and a 1/4 mile of green electro-luminescent wire. Melt in her embrace but be careful what music you play... Bowie makes her hungry.

Here's some original footage before her current metamorphosis:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzdhan6kD_c&feature=plcp

... and here's a link to the project website: www.MutantVehicle.com/Mantis.htm
Art cred: Georgie Boy 2011: www.mutantvehicle.com/georgie_boy.htm ; Ein Hammer 2010; Fluffer 2009; Zsu Zsu 2008; U-Me 2007; Mantis 2006; MiniMan and Pikes Of Paranoia 2005; Time Machine Mutant Vehicle 2004. www.MutantVehicle.com
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Re: GlamManits: She'll Glam You... Then She'll Eat Your Head

Postby Elderberry » Sun May 20, 2012 9:53 am

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Re: GlamManits: She'll Glam You... Then She'll Eat Your Head

Postby moonrise » Sun May 20, 2012 2:20 pm

I have a feeling she'll find her prey quite easily and indulge herself within minutes of making her discovery.... :oops: should be interesting!
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Re: GlamManits: She'll Glam You... Then She'll Eat Your Head

Postby burner von braun » Sun May 20, 2012 9:47 pm

Very cool project MJM!

I bet that it will be a lot of fun on playa for sure. It is also an additional inspiration, in that, I suspect it can be packed up to a relatively small size for transport. For me, that becomes a critical factor as I consider what art I could build and bring out next year. (I'm not in the 'giant hammer' league, at least not yet!)

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: GlamManits: She'll Glam You... Then She'll Eat Your Head

Postby AntiM » Mon May 21, 2012 7:56 am

I bow in respect and awe.

I still have a jellyfish warning sticker for you, been carrying it to the playa for about five years now.
we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. . . .
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Re: GlamManits: She'll Glam You... Then She'll Eat Your Head

Postby some seeing eye » Mon May 21, 2012 9:00 am

Excellent project mr jellyfish! Human powered rather than dyno fuel powered!
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Re: GlamManits: She'll Glam You... Then She'll Eat Your Head

Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:30 am

GlamMantis has been challenged to a rematch fight to the death by this guy: www.mutantvehicle.com/miniman.htm this summer in Reno: http://compression.controlledburnreno.com. Last battle she removed and walked off with his head for a prize but must have left his massive balls intact for him to want to go back in the ring with her. Game on.
Art cred: Georgie Boy 2011: www.mutantvehicle.com/georgie_boy.htm ; Ein Hammer 2010; Fluffer 2009; Zsu Zsu 2008; U-Me 2007; Mantis 2006; MiniMan and Pikes Of Paranoia 2005; Time Machine Mutant Vehicle 2004. www.MutantVehicle.com
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Postby Foxfur » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:35 pm

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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:03 pm

Thanks, all. You have it right, WVB, in that she can be dissassembled and packed into an SUV, which we did a while back when String Cheese Incident hired her for a show in Oregon. Nothing like hippy heads for a midnight snack! :D
Art cred: Georgie Boy 2011: www.mutantvehicle.com/georgie_boy.htm ; Ein Hammer 2010; Fluffer 2009; Zsu Zsu 2008; U-Me 2007; Mantis 2006; MiniMan and Pikes Of Paranoia 2005; Time Machine Mutant Vehicle 2004. www.MutantVehicle.com
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:17 pm

Doing facial reconstruction on GlamMantis now. She took a digger when I had my back turned at Voodoo Festival and somebody pushed her over... wham! It's funny to be cleaning New Orleans mud out of the cracks to set her new cheek bones in.

Random's idea of fluorescent fringe on her forearms is razzamatastic-- inderlit with strips of black light LED's recessed to hide the hot-spots. This stuff is going to tickle and tantalize candy ravers into woozy trance... a brief taste of heaven before she sends them there for good. :shock:

Jellyfish Labs smells like adhesives and pipe tobacco, and there's no place I'd rather be right now :D
Art cred: Georgie Boy 2011: www.mutantvehicle.com/georgie_boy.htm ; Ein Hammer 2010; Fluffer 2009; Zsu Zsu 2008; U-Me 2007; Mantis 2006; MiniMan and Pikes Of Paranoia 2005; Time Machine Mutant Vehicle 2004. www.MutantVehicle.com
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Re: GlamManits: She'll Glam You... Then She'll Eat Your Head

Postby Major Krash » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:04 am

Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote:...Jellyfish Labs smells like adhesives and pipe tobacco, and there's no place I'd rather be right now :D


Oh, would that I could be there too...
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Re: GlamManits: She'll Glam You... Then She'll Eat Your Head

Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:37 pm

Video of MiniMan vs. GlamMantis in three rounds of battle at Compression Art and Fire Festival 2012, Reno, Nevada:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gVFc4UmwWY
Art cred: Georgie Boy 2011: www.mutantvehicle.com/georgie_boy.htm ; Ein Hammer 2010; Fluffer 2009; Zsu Zsu 2008; U-Me 2007; Mantis 2006; MiniMan and Pikes Of Paranoia 2005; Time Machine Mutant Vehicle 2004. www.MutantVehicle.com
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Re: GlamManits: She'll Glam You... Then She'll Eat Your Head

Postby lucky420 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:53 am

just watched the video because I left compression before the match...

:lol: thanks for posting
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Re: GlamManits: She'll Glam You... Then She'll Eat Your Head

Postby Lassen Forge » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:30 pm

All I can say, is woo fraqing hoo!!! It will be good to see girl back on playa... it has been far far too long.

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Re: GlamManits: She'll Glam You... Then She'll Eat Your Head

Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:33 am

If you're interested, GlamMantis will be nesting in front of Camp Robotronia near the corner of 3:30 and B. Here's a nice video her from some other perspectives at her recent battle with MiniMan at Reno Compression this year:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX41hsju3Z4

She can't wait to nibble on your head!
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