Sometimes I will dress as the Devil by painting my face red and sprouting horns made from polymer clay or papier-mâché. Then I read texts that [I feel] express something of our particularly ethically fraught moment. As an ongoing performance, the Devil has been less a character than me wearing makeup while reading. I would like to see how little needs to be done in order to embody such a figure.
This particular reading was on May 6, 2017 during Nikholis Plank and Elizabeth Karp-Evan’s exhibition New Stage New Badges at Signal Gallery in New York. This time I read "Happiness in Slavery," Jean Paulhan's contentious preface to the Story of O by Pauline Réage.
Other readings include Mercury Pharmacy, at the Manila Institute.