A long durational performance
Palazzo Mora, Venice as a part of International Performance Art Week
December 10-11, 2016
Hours performed: 10
Images by Alexander Harbaugh and Caterine Ragg
Male order to the world is being given via dick.
Dickhead isn't in fact a metaphore, rather a routine.
In a large empty space, a Venetian palace's ballroom, I'm standing motionless on a tall plywood poidum in front of the wall for the 5 hours having an enormously long shower cable attached to my dick.
The cable crosses the room hanging, and leads to the opposite wall where the showerhead is fixed on a specific type of a hook. There is a small podium in front of the hook - for a visitor that decides to participate and to follow one of the orders.
Visitors are invited to get onto a podium facing me, then pick up the shower, wait until the music that plays in the showerhead, is over and the beep goes on, then listen to the next available instructions and immediately follow them.
Some of the voice recorded instruction go:
Look into my eyes. Put the showerhead to your heart. Count 25 heartbits. Put the showerhead back onto receiver.
Look into my eyes. Cross your arms on your chest. Hold the showerhead between your thighs and jump 25 times. Once done, put the showerhead back onto receiver.
Look into my eyes. Sing with me this Russian song, it's a very simple one. Listen and repeat. Put the showerhead back onto receiver.
Look into my eyes. If you are a woman, slowly count to 25 and massage, while counting, your breast with the showerhead. If you are a man, slowly count to 25 and massage while counting, your groin or our buttocks, choose yourself. Put the showerhead back onto receiver.
Once a participant completes their instructions, they should step down from the podium.