Untitled (Larry and Bobby Kissing) is a series of participatory performances that explore queer representation and intimacy through reenacting a 1979 photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe. 2016 to on-going.

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The first version of the kiss was part of an earlier series. FkN JPGs was a weekly performance where I made myself and my studio into a different image from my porn collection and live-streamed to a sex chat website. Episode 25, Mapplethorpe’s Larry and Bobby Kissing felt different than the more vernacular images that I was using. I kissed Paul Soulellis, Rhizome curator, RISD professor, artist and friend. We were invoking history, becoming it and more.

Photos courtesy of Anthony Malone.