Chicks on Speed: Don’t Art Fashion Music

Booth-Clibborn Editions

Chicks on Speed are known globally for their hybrid and chaotic aesthetic, applying a punk-inspired DIY ethic to blur the lines between art, craft, fashion and music.

This book – the second by COS, Published by Booth-Clibborn Editions and Dundee Contemporary Arts – highlights the pitfalls of defining their practice or attempting to freeze the meaning of their work. Structured around the Chicks on Speed: Don’t Art, Fashion, Music performance, first staged at Dundee Contemporary Arts in June 2010, it contains contributions from Curator, Judith Winter, Stewart Home, renowned English artist, filmmaker activist and author of The Assault on Culture, Glenn Adamson, Deputy Head of Research at the V&A, and images of the world’s first high-heeled shoe guitars, created in collaboration with the award-winning shoe designer Max Kibardin.