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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For the International Center of Photography in New York, I collaborated with shawné michaelain holloway over several months to find a way into the Mapplethorpe photo Larry and Bobby Kissing. She did so as a black, lesbian, leather woman with her boi friend, Paloma Gil. The set-up was a reverse theater-in-the-round — the audience was surrounded by the performers and projections. There was no formal start or stop and everything could be seen from messy tech, alcohol and protein bars, whispers, to final hugs. Watch the panel. Read a review.

Photos courtesy of Jacque Donaldson, ICP. Video courtesy of Richard Louissaint.