Krista Papista is a self-described “Sordid Pop Artist” based in London whose output is eclectic, enigmatic and cross-disciplinary (she’s also a video director, artist and all round creative). Case in point, “I Wish I Had Blue Eyes”, an audio-visual project that we’re proud to be premiering here on Wonderland. Sprouting from an interest of the radical art collective blør in fetishes for middle aged men in suits, bear with us, the video seeks to emphasise the essentially performative nature of masculinity – remember your Judith Butler? – by depicting a young woman “teaching” an older man how to perform the rites and dressing rituals of masculinity.
The song itself is an unsurprisingly weird and disorientating affair that echoes the structure of a horror film by descending into “gibberish” at the end. There’s even a traditional, male-only Greek folk dance, Zeibekiko, in the video – a comment on what Papista sees as the problematic importance placed on conventional masculinities in Greece and Cyprus. Interested? Confused? Well, take a look and mull it over: whatever you think, at least it’ll get you thinking.