At the tender age of 15, I had a huge awakening: that all the prophecies and miracles and dramas that happened within my Pentecostal household were not only absolutely delusional, they were also perverted and illegal. It came on like a wave, and suddenly I realized there was no line to God. No Christ. No Bible.
Michelle Monaghan. Age: 24. Blonde with beautiful wet lips, big eyes full of warmth and passion. Men are my weakness and my infinite power directed at bed talent, my wonderful mood and feeling of lightness. When I am in a hot captivity of your arms in a muffled light, it seems to me that the whole world is at my feet.
Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey book launch events
Interview with Ron Athey — Velvet Blog Office
This week, we have had the honour to talk to the controversial, transformative, boundary-pushing performance artist, Ron Athey. Now he is back in London after five years with a new show Acephalous Monster. We sat down with him to learn more about why and how he makes the work he does. Audiences more open to being confronted?
Malin Akerman. Age: 25. Do you need to hide from the outside world and satisfy in bed ?! Oh, with me it is not enough that it is possible, I also very much want it. You will swim in the oceans and seas of my passion and tenderness!
Book launches: Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey
Ron Athey and L. Times reporter Carolina Miranda watch the solar eclipse with homemade devices, then talk about natural phenomena and systems of logic. The artist, after all, is known to have an interest in the sun. It would be easy to reduce Athey and his work to a punchy tabloid headline — and, in fact, that has happened before. Athey has been HIV-positive since the mids.
To describe a performance by Ron Athey is, at least in part, to sensationalize it. Blood flows. But a sacredness infuses. The body invaded. The body politic.