Monkey Bum Factory II, 2015, 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.