I’m recirculating this iconic image as something other than fine art photography. Something more than Larry and Bobby Kissing. Something playfully pornographic. I invoke Mapplethorpe as a platform to research, question, and further — or “queer” — what has been historically the type of work and identities used to represent the LGBTQ art cannon.
Larri and Bobbi Kissing
International Center of Photography
shawné michaelain holloway kissed Paloma Gil. The IRL kiss was positioned in the museum foyer between several projections of the Cam4 livestream, including two large windows facing out on the Bowery.
Read Bernard Yenelouis’ review of my ICP performance.
You and Bobby Kissing
Palais de Tokyo
I kissed Paul Soulellis. This first performance was originally produced for another series of mine. FkN JPGs was a weekly Cam4 performance where I recreated images from my pornography collection. The title here is the original name of the jpeg downloaded from the web.