Performance, music, and sculpture converge in a ritualistic incantation of class warfare. Designed in collaboration with artist Jeff Ono, My Barbarian dons papier-maché phalluses made of dollar bills and plays percussion crafted out of loose change in chants and folk dances that draw from stayr plays, classical dance and Satanic orgies. As high priests of Moloch, the ensemble conjures an Ancient World religion of human sacrifice that mirrors the societal blood-letting of late-Capitalism. Premiered at Participant Inc. on the Lower East Side in NYC, November 2005 as part of the Performa 05 Biennial and at REDCAT in Los Angeles in 2006.




My Barbarian 2018

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