Follow this link to my website to see the full details of this project: lucasmurgida.com/1490/the-locksmithing-institute-of-the-charlie-james-gallery-and-kink-com-2012-2/
On July 21, 2012 I taught the first graduate lesson of The Locksmithing Institute in LA for the Charlie James Gallery. Since 2005, I have brought the The Locksmithing Institute to different public places all over the United States (and once to Uruguay) and taught anyone interested something directly or loosely related to locksmithing. Follow this link to see all The Locksmithing Institute classes lucasmurgida.com/category/projects/locksmithing-institute/ In this lesson, two students were locked together with handcuffs and isolation boxes of my own construction were placed over their heads. A third student was restrained with handcuffs and was isolated in a darkened face mask (I use this face mask in many of my performances: lucasmurgida.com/category/projects/privateer/). The first two students sat quietly in insolation for five minutes while I guided the third students handcuffs over a high speed grinder. I then taught the first two students how to work together to destroy their handcuffs with a hammer and chisel. In both instances I prostrated myself and was vulnerable to the danger of the tools and debris that were produced by the experience while the students (though helpless and isolated) stood erect and were kept safe from danger as they submitted to the experience.
On October 3, 2012, one of the head-boxes was used in a pornographic bondage movie shot at Kink.com kink.com/k/?c=1. The movie is called “Headcase” and was directed by Claire Adams and starred Ashli Orion. The box now exists as an art object with multiple histories. Follow this link to purchase and stream the full movie online: devicebondage.com/site/shoot/26081-Head-Case.html. About the head boxes: Boxes such as these are used like mini isolation chambers in the BDSM community to trap the heads of submissives. The problem is that these boxes are not ideal for making movies because once a person is inside the viewer can no longer see the reactions and facial expressions of the model. So I developed a head box that was made from 2 way mirrors with hidden interior lights. When the light is turned on the person inside of the box cannot see outside and is confronted with an infinite reflection of themselves. However the viewer watching the event can see inside the box and watch the model’s reaction to the experience. Below is a free trailer for the movie, some pictures of both events, and lesson plan for The Locksmithing Class. I would like to thank The Charlie James Gallery cjamesgallery.com/ for helping produce the Locksmithing Graduate Institute. Many thanks to Claire Adams twitter.com/ClaireBondage for using the head-box and allowing me to post the trailer. And, last but not least special thanks to Dave Malloure of Wooden Lens Productions thewoodenlens.com/ for taking the photographs of The Locksmithing Graduate Institute.