Polenta Love

 

2014

performance

Excerpt from a 2 part performance held in my studio. Throughout, R&B love ballads play loudly.

In the first part, I cooked 2 batches of polenta in a 20 gallon pot, dancing with the hot mash as I stirred it. When the polenta was finished cooking, I spread it on the floor into a large body-sized pile.

 I then lay with the polenta for 30 minutes, channeling the music, my own lonely desire, my attraction to its almost human texture and give, at times eating it, destroying and then putting it back together.

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