a bag of banana peels in a grey sweater (tim), a crawling doll, and Pierce Boaz's tape Affirmations For An Inner Pierce perform for an hour while the artist sits hidden in a close-by location reachable via walkie-talkie.
first performed at The Bushwick Collective 5th Aniversary Art Exhibition curated by Jon Konkol
Dice Game :
if no opponents are present, to start the game a solo player can win by rolling a 2 and a 3. the winner of the dice match gets to jump in the banana pit. if challenged, the winner must always play again.
cutting assistants: mathilda lero and alberto maino, photo credit: mitchell murdock
first performed at strange night #1 curated by Vanessa Cuccia
A reflection on the disembodied voice and interior v exterior self.
The performer hangs a translucent sheet with a hole just big enough to put their tongue through and sits behind it for an amount of time (at least an hour recommended).
Lubrication in excess may occur as the mouth battles with drying out.
Performed December 12th at Local Project, Long Island City as a part of Desire and Disaster series curated by Leili Huzaibah
a performance sculpture
In this exercise, the performer presents a package of something that is typically consumed, an empty bowl, and the instruments that typically aid in its consumption (if any) in front of a name plaque that reads "Soup 20XX". In comfortable attire, they then proceed to walk around the room or space in an attempt to familiarize themselves with their surroundings and the people and objects that contribute to the space. When the time is right, the performer returns to the soup setup and begins the "non-consumption" process: where they then without word or sound, take in servings of the consumable substance, chewing it to the point where they would typically swallow, then right before the swallowing would occur, the performer instead spits the masticated substance into the soup bowl. The performance ends when the totality of the consumable substance has been transferred to the bowl. This exercise does not always require an audience, especially not a captive one.
First Performed November 1 2015 at Superchief Gallery The Hub SoHo 183 Sullivan, NY
Improvised experiment in generating a intimacy. A platonic friend of the performer sits in a chair with their hand(s) over their eyes with the instruction not to respond. For the duration of the piece, the performer may touch and act upon the friend as they please.
First performed at Circus of Dreams, December 2014. This can be performed with or without an audience.
Elle et Jouets (or "Her and Toys") is a series of 10 minute theoretical theater pieces that depict themes in feminism, kink, cabaret and the mechanics of desire through the perspective of a young child, her doll of inner trauma (the bad doll who in punishing, she punishes herself), and her doll of insecurity (the good doll whose perfection she will never live up to).
Partners: body artist Victoria Bare (bad doll, white dress), actress Jessica Rose (good doll, blue dress)
First Performed at Circus of Dreams 6/4/14 & 7/2/14
Butoh-inspired piece performed with body artist Victoria Bare as a part of the group installation One of Us: The Chapel (produced by the One of Us collective based in Whitechapel, London) at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Williamsburg. During the event audience members were led through a series of 20 or so 10-15 minute performances all themed relative to spirituality, the history of the church and its dynamic community.
In this piece, Victoria plays the mask and I the shadow as we enact the continuous internal struggle of self realization.
Sound: Voices (a reflection on sermon, butoh tradition and ASMR)