August 2002, St Mark's Church NYC, Mary Magdelan Cabaret.
"Opening" is about birth. The first sacred doorway we come through to
life is the vagina.
Behind the performance I screened a short video I made which had still shots
of doorways around the neighborhood interspersed with shots of vaginas. The
video ends with a man and woman going inside a doorway, it slams closed.
I enter rolled up in a carpet and am rolled out onto a canvas. I cover
myself in reds, brown and pinks, as though giving birth to myself. I am
rolled up and carried off leaving a painting that resembles a birth bed.
Duration: 5 minutes.