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?



One Response to FAQ’s

  1. Rick says:

    I fell in love with you over at I Shot Myself.

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