performance, installation, photography

Clary personally knows many of the men in his porn collection. Some are past fuck buddies, others friends, and a few actual porn stars. Sessions is his excuse to chat and get naked with them. To commune. To know the man behind the image.

Each session lasts two hours. The camera is set automatically to take a picture every five seconds. At 30-minute intervals the model removes a piece of clothing until he's naked. After the session, I meet with the model to review and veto any image for whatever reason. When exhibited, these photos are blacked out within the chronology. Three versions of the work emerge: the private performance of taking photographs, the public narrative as seen in the pictures, and the secrets we hide.

I used several images from the series to create family albums. Sometimes a single image displayed across an album and other times an empty album, as was the case for my ex who threatened to sue me if any images of him were used.


Rencontres d'Arles, France
Exit Art, New York
Rush Arts Gallery, New York

The New York Times
The Brooklyn Rail

Looking to find a publisher to create a series of zines, one for each session.


Thankful to be an Eyebeam fellow and advisor, NEW INC member, awarded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, commissioned by Rhizome, funded by Meta Open Arts, exhibited at Les Rencontres d’Arles, sold at Art Book in China, collected by MoMA, reviewed in Art in America, and bested by Hyperallergic.