Monkey Bum Factory II 2015, III 2017, ongoing 2017


Monkey Bum Factory is an ongoing performance that responds to different settings and open to new commissions. This one took part in a domestic setting, involved 6 participants and was something like a soft party with red wine and ice cream. The work comprised of a dressed performer who paints monkeys faces on naked bums. The one-off paintings then get pressed and printed into paper. The piece is engaged in biopolitics; bodies, power, scapegoats, health, labour, identity politics and is centered around the bum; a zone of the dirty, erotic, ostracised, a/gendered, classified, indeterminate, exclusive, democratic, stupid, knowledgeable and decorative. All in the service of the production of art.