This ongoing series of poems are constructed using the particular rhythmic and temporal properties of video. These pieces propose a new way to read poetry, in which much of the task of reading is imposed by the pace of the moving image, asking to reader to relinquish their agency to the author.
Fucked (Wide Open)
Fucked (Wide Open) began with a query from Susan Sontag: To fuck or be fucked? Her conclusion was that being fucked was the better experience, “more gone”. This piece explores both sexual desire and the potentially liberating goneness of relinquishing our agency to another.
Fucked (Wide Open) was screened at Xspace gallery in 2015 and Videofag Gallery in 2014 as part of the performance series Unhealthy, Badly.