Saturday, September 1, 2012

"Wrapping/Rocking" - January 14, 1989, Berkeley, California

Well, this is really playing with reality. Up to this point we hadn't filmed what happened in THE CAVE because the blindfolded audience members did vulnerable intimate acts while in the cave. But this time we were doing the whole performance for a Los Angeles film crew. And "the audience" were really actors! But the film crew didn't show up! So we shot this ourselves. The first part is in the lobby full of straight actors there for a casting call /audition. I gave each a character to play [I do believe in type casting] and gave them general directions. Then I disappeared into the performance space. The nude dancers then blindfolded each actor and led each into the performance space. The question: did they transform from actors to an actual audience?
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