I Would Have Liked Some More Water
performance with AGROFEMME + Rudi Salpietra
at "All Saints" Grace Exhibition Space, curated by Ming Liu
photography by Katya Fadeeva, Christian Coleman, Mara Catalan, & Miao Jiaxin
3 bodies breathing, writhing and caressing underneath the warm moisture of the plastic bags.
a tongue-in-cheek demonstration of "how to grab a pussy" with the assistance of various sex pumps.
an m-m face off that culminates in the marking of desired territories via aerosol coloring can.
2 bodies watch and inflate an air mattress as another enlists audience participation to inflate his palm/phallus.
the 2 bodies plunge face first into the bed as the phallus grows, then quickly withers away again.
a lengthy recitation of the Menendez brothers' mantra, while the audience is invited to toss drinks into the orator's face.
one audience member throws candle wax.
a castration and flaying of the phallus followed by a force feeding a la "Rocky Mountain oysters".
1 body tumbles down the staircase like a mad Duchampian doll while another recites a linguistically playful passage from Nabokov's "Lolita".
1 body retreats to squat over the fire escape while 2 bodies saunter down Broadway and around the corner to the exact spot underneath the grates.
1 body urinates onto the 2 bodies below as they embrace in a state of public undress.
Menendez mantra: "Today I will be master of my emotions. If I feel depressed, I will sing. If I feel sad, I will laugh. If I feel ill, I will double my labor. If I feel fear, I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior, I will wear new garments. If I feel poverty, I will think of wealth to come. If I feel insignificant, I will remember my goals. I will be master of my emotions."
Lolita passage: "Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita."