For the International Center of Photography I collaborated with shawné michaelain holloway over several months to find a way into the Mapplethorpe photo Larry and Bobby Kissing. Into what we and many see as problematic. She did so as a black, lesbian, leather woman with her boi friend, Paloma Gil, titled Larri and Bobbi Kissing. Their kiss radically silenced the audience allowing moments on the edge of Mapplethorpe — the <im>s and <s>s — to shine. Messy tech. Beers and protein bars. My instructions. Their whispers. Smiles. A final hug. Watch the panel. Read a review. Photos courtesy of Jacque Donaldson, ICP. Video courtesy of Richard Louissaint.