Candy Pain

Mikki Yamashiro: Candy Pain

In Real Life: Studio provides a glimpse into the working processes of artists. Throughout the fall a select group of artists utilizes spaces in the museum to convene and rehearse new material, including theater, dance, music, and performance. While some artists and collectives will simply discuss or workshop material, others will produce a new project from rehearsal to final performance. 

Project statement

Candy Pain is a Professional Wrestler who attempts to smash, kick, punch, pop, and/or destroy systems of oppression in each performance. She is influenced by pop culture and her hatred of men.

—Mikki Yamashiro

In Real Life: Studio is a Public Engagement project organized by January Parkos Arnall, curatorial associate, Public Engagement.

The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement program is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.