Living Room Index and Pool by Lauren Bakst and Yuri Masnyj with Emma Geisdorf, images: Allyson Lupovich, Katrina Sorrentino, Pioneer Works, NYC, 2015
The Emancipated Spectator, Jacques Rancière, Mårten Spångberg, Steven ten Thije, De Appel arts centre, Octavo Publications, Amsterdam, 2015
Three scenes from Kein Applaus für Scheisse: by Lauren Bakst
American Realness at Abrons Arts Center
One. I remember Florentina Holzinger’s first costume. It was an oversize, orange-dyed dress, a muumuu really. She was sitting in a chair center stage. A minute or so earlier, a high fan kick had revealed her lack of underwear. Vincent Riebeek, in a similarly loose blue garment, kneeled to sneak his head between her legs—the image momentarily evoking a familiar sexual position. He inched away from Holzinger to display a red string exiting her vagina and entering his mouth. Turning his body to face the audience, he pulled and chewed and the string kept coming.