I'm glad you could make it It's nice to
see you here I really wanted you to see my work It's good to see you I really
wanted you to be here You smell nice like a summer breeze clean like you've
just showered but spicy and mysterious You make me look good I want to get
close with you We're almost touching did you know When you hold your glass you
are holding me Your soft fingers on my forehead Can you feel my breath on your
neck One time i lay on the grass in a cow paddock I lay very still and all the
cows came over to me and put their noses close to my neck and face and they
were breathing heavy warm breaths You know the earth's not tricking you It's
essential stuff Stuff this take me outside and dig a hole Let's dig throwing
dirt like crazy It's getting all over your shirt but you don't care You're
reckless like that I want to Let me climb up to wiggle through you slipping
embryonic massaging organs It's rosy tinted here behind your skin One day when
you and I are one our bodies merging my knees making buns with your knees our
fingers fusing to form endless loops through arms No more pointing Your blood
becomes my saliva I can taste your plans and my hair plants roots onto your
face our tongues make bubble gum writhing together one tongue.
Let’s Roar Loudly; Feminism & Art Symposium, We Are Optimistic, Dunedin, New Zealand
Bias binding is looped around the audience. The screen image shows one woman spitting / drooling onto another woman who does not react or resist. As one performer removes stars from her face, the other sticks stars onto her face.
Stage two: Visitors making cut 'n' paste poems and character collages.
1. The artists phone call centre operators to survey them while they are at work. They ask questions about the operator's relationship to their working environment.
2.An office environment is installed in a shipping container near Wellington Railway station. Visitors to the shipping container are invited to choose a completed survey and make a cut 'n paste poem or character collage relating to the surveyee's answers.
3.Cut 'n' paste poems and character collages are posted to the call centre operators who were surveyed in step 1.