Video Performance: Single channel 7 minute video loop
Exhibited at English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Original performance duration: 24 minutes
In a private apartment, I insert 4 ounces of caviar into my vagina and proceed to slowly expel it, a human laying fish eggs. The resulting video is a real time macro closeup and blurred image that isn’t fully distinguishable at first. Sexual yet anything but seductive, hypnotic in its relentless oozing, the caviar moves like wax in a lava lamp. Like National Geographic footage reflected in a funhouse mirror, the work attends to obvious cultural associations and humor linking fish and women’s bodies, and plays with notions of womanhood as bound to procreation, to the spectacle, and to the commodity.
Video by Tymon Mattoszko