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Katherine Araniello

Katherine Araniello is a performance/video artist and creator of SBC (Sick Bitch Crip). This blog includes her films, digital images and SBC’s latest musings. The concept behind her work is to disrupt and use satire in current issues relating to disability such as assisted suicide, media representation, prejudice, charity, ignorance and body aesthetics.

Posts by Katherine Araniello

Image of Katherine Araniello holding a beach ball with a prosthetic hand.

A day in the life of a SUPERHUMAN

In the wake of highly inspirational Olympics and Paralympics in Rio, an ordinary human caught up with a superhuman: What is the most superhuman thing about you? (Please pick only one superhuman quality) Oh God, there are so many. If I had to go with just one, I guess raising my eyebrows ...

Image of Katherine Araniello, with gold stars around her face

Miracle of Life (a new line of work under the label ‘Really Bad Films’)

Banter between SickBitchCrips (SBC) and guest, Victim A SBC: Look at that pile of shit, what d’ya think? VA: Spurious nonsense, in my opinion. SBC: Just gonna check what that means… Yeah, it’s fake, innit? VA: I wouldn’t trust that dodgy bastard as far as I can spit. SBC: She’s a cunt. I wanna gag her. VA: ...

Photo of Katherine with orange hair in her wheelchair in front of a brick wall

SickBitchCrips advise on how to become a Porn Star

A campaign called ‘Help Katherine’s wish come true’ has caught the retina of SickBitchCrips, who don’t support charity. They find it an abhorrent act of humility and patronisation. It is disgusting, belittling and demeaning. As far as SBC are concerned, disabled people are pathetic, just like the rest of us. If ...

photo of Katherine's cat lying on a colourful rug

SickBitchCrips introduce ‘VeeDee’

SickBitchCrips are dripping with excrement over a sluttish new collaboration under the label ‘VeeDee’. The non-binary, gender bender, vagina regina birds are superlative and will make porn that the feebleminded and the weak willed can aspire to. These able pathetic under achieving pussies will make you slip in and out of your ...

photo of the lower half of Katherine's face, focussing on a black dot on the lip

SickBitchCrips – Doing Fuck All, Because We Can

2016 is here and the diseased continue living and the deceased continue dying. Hand transplant is fresh and SickBitchCrips are queuing up, desperate to be rid of their limp fingers. Salad Fingers is a non-contender. IS (Income Support) continue to kill the lame and weak, and there is widespread fear of ...

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SickBitchCrips interviews artist Katherine Araniello

SBC: Katherine, why are you choosing to make such dull, disinteresting work that we can’t stand listening to and watching? Katherine: There are many layers to this work. Firstly, we live in a society in which competitiveness is instilled into us and to be noticeable, one is expected to sell themselves ...

The Essential Guide to Video Blogging by Katherine Araniello / 30 July 2015

I am currently working on a series of video blogs that will run indefinitely. The attraction of these DIY blogs is that they are simple. Technophobe There are lots of tips and tricks that could make your life more fulfilled and one of mine is I film using my mobile phone which ...

A photograph of Boris Johnson with his hand raised, pulling a stupid face

An Honest Review of Liberty 2015 by SickBitchCrips / 28 July 2015

We, SickBitchCrips, thoroughly enjoyed Liberty 2015. In fact, we can honestly say it was the best 50 minutes of our lives. On arrival, we bumped into larger than life Mik Scarlet and his wonderful wife Diane. They couldn’t have spoken more positively about Liberty and we were itching to make ...