UCB Series, November 6, 1984, University Of California, Berkeley.
Well this is one of my favorite performances I have done. Basically it is Harpo Marx seduces Barbara Stanwick or Bette Davis into going all the way. To cut through her smart ironical one liners I used [instead of a honking horn] the clicks, whinings, and whirlings of my motor wheelchair. She may have been the only audience member that night (not counting the janitors who kept sweeping outside of the curtain on the door so they could peek in [the janitors would become recognized experts /fans of my performances over the next three years]). Or she may have been a plant /actress. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW FOR SURE! But this is true: at the time she was the Director of Women's Studies at the University of California Berkeley!
In “A Touching Affair” I tried to get the audience to fall into intimacy with me. I had to do this without words – just by noises, gestures and touching.
More Katherine: vimeo.com/74962344
From the original poster:
The A.S.U.C. Presents
the second year of the
by Frank Moore
Every other Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m., Mr. Moore turns a classroom (125 Dwinelle) on the U.C. Berkeley campus into a bubble of reality in which even grown-ups can let go of their silly limits and play like kids. This magic is called forth by combining Mr. Moore’s live performance and video art with the works of other artists, dancers, musicians, actors and designers.
November 6th Touching Affair
No words will be used in this performance about communication.