For Southern Exposure’s 39th Anniversary I constructed a performance/installation entitled “Consent”.  First, I escorted people into the roped off area. Next I had them put on headphones and watch a video that explained how to get stuck in a prayer pew and then how to get unstuck from it.  The video was executed in a similar style as the ASMR “whisper videos” that are popular on YouTube.  After the show at Southern Exposure ended the prayer pew then made its way to my place of employment at Kink.com (BDSM themed adult film company). The pew was then featured in a film for the DeviceBondage.com website. I wanted the prayer pew to be used in three different contexts, produce three very different pieces of documentation, and then combine them all together.  The video above is the culmination of all three parts of the piece. Follow this link to see the Kink.com shoot the prayer pew was featured in: devicebondage.com/site/shoot/36131-Penance.html Special thanks to Katherine O’Toole for shooting the photos and Josh Self for shooting the video.  For more info about ASMR and “whisper videos” check out these links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=asmr&oq=asmr&gs_l=youtube.3..35i39l2j0l8.66.1481.0.1675.4.4.0.0.0.0.87.251.4.4.0…0.0…1ac.1.11.youtube.FL2LV-652PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consent @ Southern Exposure, SF, 09/13 | 2013 | Privateer