Fur Egg.

 

Solo, 2007.

Performed at Haus der Kunst der Welt, Berlin, Germany.

full performance video, 2.5 hrs +

Commissioned by the "Nomadic New York" festival, Haus der Kunst der Welt, Berlin, Germany.  
August '07.
Curated by Andrè Lepecki.

A three hour structured improvisation. Late-night durational work. Process. 
11pm - 1am.

IN WHICH a t'fillin-wrapped, cock-ringed Jew, dances naked along the epistemosomatic fault, across a CIA-built Berlin stage.
Same as it ever was.

 

IN WHICH an epic, mythic privacy reveals some few links of a life's chain:  cock ring & t'fillin; white man's burden & clown sack of garbage; history trash bundle & soiled world-screen; prolapsed anus & cyclopian eye of G-d. Prayer & penetration-by-ghost. Dirt & milk. Mud & skin. Whore & totem. Art & electric-terrarium-womb. MaPa & PaMa. Etc.

 

IN WHICH a totem-easel is built from Berlin garbage, whereupon a portrait is painted from memory of a murdered, ritually abandoned prostitute, found in 2007 alongside three others similarly, ritually abandoned on Black Horse Pike, the outskirts of Atlantic City, NJ. (A serial crime as yet [09/'20] unsolved). 

 

IN WHICH a "9-11" audience call and response (chorus:  "What's your favorite number?  9-11!  9-11!") occurs. 

The audience roamed in and out; generally sparsely attended.
Only known performance.

some stills

(Haus videographer Manuel Forster had to change tapes during the 9-11 chant, so, much of it is lost.)

 

Intermission

9/11 chant    

 

[call + response] 

What’s your favorite number

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

Makes me want to scream and holler

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

Want to put my arms around you

            Shove my head in!

            Shove my head in!

 What’s your favorite number

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

Veni vidi vici

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

Straight into my veins

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

Cook and clean and sew

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

Make my body glow

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

 

I want it I want it I want it

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

Yeah Yeah Yeah

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

I can call it on the phone

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

It’s a candle it’s a bone

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

Bring me bring me bring me a pile

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

I’ll walk a minute a hour a mile

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

 

Remember remember free  free

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

I it you she he they me

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

 

Give my horse a blanket

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

Give my horse a blanket

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

Give my horse a blanket

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

 

What’s your favorite number

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

Dance and scream and shout

            We’re in heaven!

            We’re in heaven!

Nine-eleven!  Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

Baruch attah adonai elohei

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

 

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

 

            Nine-eleven!

            Nine-eleven!

 

What’s your favorite number

What’s your favorite number

What’s your favorite number

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