Originally Posted by dopey
uh . . . Who's "they" ?
Originally Posted by StephenHero
Marina and the orgasms.
Or Marina and the floor of the Guggenheim.
Thanks for posting about that, as I'd never heard of it before.
I think that some of this blurb
about post-modern performance art, concerning the original performance of "Seedbed" by Vito Acconci (the piece subsequently performed by Marina Abramovic), could be relevant to Dopey's thread about modernist art:
"In this legendary sculpture/performance Acconci lay beneath a ramp built in the Sonnabend Gallery. Over the course of three weeks, he masturbated eight hours a day while murmuring things like, "You're pushing your c*nt down on my mouth" or "You're ramming your co*k down into my a*s." Not only does the architectural intervention presage much of his subsequent work, but all of Acconci's fixations converge in this, the spiritual sphincter of his art. In Seedbed, Acconci is the producer and the receiver of the work's pleasure. He is simultaneously public and private, making marks yet leaving little behind, and demonstrating ultra-awareness of his viewer while being in a semi-trance state."
I think that there's something highly appropriate about the juxtaposition of masturbation and modern, performance art...