Frank Moore’s The Uncomfortable Zones Of Fun , experiments in experience/participation performance at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, California
Saturday, May 28, 2011
This one will be evermore known to us here as THE OBVIOUS BLOWJOB!
This performance was clearly a piece within the larger performance which is the series which has been going on for about two years. It just took off as if we had started where we left off last month. People came back from previous times ready to play, bringing other people who also were ready to play. Then there was the woman who said she came because she heard that somebody sucked a cock at a previous expedition [I neither confirmed nor denied that]. That forced us to jump fully into the meat extremely quickly. Wonder what would have happened if I went for the obvious blowjob instead of going to the mysterious dance of erotic friction which brings up aroused intimacy of going outside taboos. [I have to try going for the obvious blowjob sometime!]
So things went surreal and stayed there all night. Everyone participated deeply. I used all my tricks and tools: slides, strobe lights, random readings of my writings, the gestures which I have made more explicit, etc. There were layers of different activities in the room. On one end of the room were Tomek, Shirt, Abigail, etc. playing music joyfully. On the other end were the dancers working through morality, individualism, freedom, going beyond the comfortable acceptable thing, or not! In the middle of the room readers were totally jamming, when they were not playing dress-up. The altered state of awe was only limited by a fast fragile romantic wax which ultimately ended the performance early.
But all in all, it was a great night! But what if I had gone for the obvious blowjob?