What is performance art?
You can not take your eyes off of performance art. At other times, you are afraid to look. Performance art heals. Performance art sexually frustrates/liberates. Guillermo Gomez-Peña explains it nicely in an essay you can read here http://www.pochanostra.com/antes/jazz_pocha2/mainpages/in_defense.htm
What exactly is it that you do?
I work collaboratively with other perfartists, dancers, videographers and/or composers. My pieces often have an element of interaction with the audience. Eye contact is essential. I begin with an image, a feeling or a longing and develop work from there. My performances may be ritualistic involving an altering of time or they may be a choreographed dance set to a pop song.
What issues do you work with?
I am a sucker for pop culture. I love to love my body publicly. I play games of power with men and women. Money is an area of fascination and how it controls people, including myself. Sex is always a fun topic. I also like to use performance as means of exorcism of shame, oppression and ghosts.
Do you make visceral art?
This is not a widely asked question, but YES. I want to feel it for real. I want you to feel it, too. I want you to squeam or pant or arch your back.
How much do you make doing performance art?
How much would you like to pay me?
Are you a stripper?
Not yet. Although, I do find nudity brings an immediate vulnerability to a piece.
What do your parents think about you being a performance artist?
They are supportive and prefer not to know all the details.
Did you go to school for performance art?