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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At the Palais de Tokyo for the Paris Ass Book Fair, I was Bobby and the public was Larry. Anyone could kiss me. The “studio” was positioned in the back of the auditorium and the live-stream was projected on stage. Those who participated wore a leather jacket and kissed me until I felt them pull away. It was dead silent and surprisingly no one sat in the middle aisle between the kiss and its image—intimacy personified. Read a review.

Photos courtesy of Guaizine. Video courtesy of Thomas James, Paris Ass Book Fair, Palais de Tokyo.